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The Commitments Reviews

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March 23, 2003
Although parts of the story are dramatic, overall it is an ironic comedy, and a very funny one at that, as the band manager tries to keep this group of conflicting personalities from flying apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 11, 2003
Brash and joyous, the kind of musical we need more of.
| Original Score: 5/5
December 27, 2002
One of the rare band-oriented movies that feels authentic.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
The Commitments is a remarkable movie that's full of realism and humor, full of dreams realized and shattered, and instead of talking about music's redemptive and transcendent power, the film shows it to full and marvelous effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 2, 2002
One of Parker's most enjoyable films
| Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2002
Ok it's good....but did it deserve the hype?
| Original Score: 3/5
July 25, 2001
A celebration of black soul one of the whitest places on Earth.
Read More | Original Score: 87/100
May 12, 2001
Parker keeps going for the glitz. He may have shot The Commitments in Ireland, but his soul never left Hollywood.
January 1, 2000
As music and human comedy, it works just fine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
This is an infectious musical story of rise-and-fall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Alan Parker's sexy, hilarious, exuberantly energetic new film, The Commitments, has so much rhythmic juice that it's nearly impossible to stay in your seat.
January 1, 2000
The musical numbers, actually performed by the on-screen band, are sensational.
January 1, 2000
The movie isn't about the band, really; it's about having a chance when the cards are stacked against it. It's about climbing out.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
The musical choices are perfect, they are performed thrillingly and the audience will quite probably be dancing in movie theater aisles before it's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The real stars of this film are the music (big surprise) and the hard- edged working-class (and lower) settings in northern Dublin.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 6, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
June 3, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 18, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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