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The Commitments Reviews

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May 12, 2001
Parker keeps going for the glitz. He may have shot The Commitments in Ireland, but his soul never left Hollywood.
October 15, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
March 14, 2004
Groundwork for The Full Monty school of condescending films about noble blue-collar western Europeans who like their beer dark and their unemployment light.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 14, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
As music and human comedy, it works just fine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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
July 25, 2001
A celebration of black soul music...in one of the whitest places on Earth.
Read More | Original Score: 87/100
September 17, 2002
Ok it's good....but did it deserve the hype?
| Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2003
Brash and joyous, the kind of musical we need more of.
| Original Score: 5/5
August 16, 2011
It's a relaxed, colorful creation, remaining true to rascally human behaviors while respecting the unifying power of music. Downright irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
April 6, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2016
Joyous '90s musical-drama has lots of profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 10, 2008
This is probably Alan Parker's best film, in part because it's one of his most modest.
June 6, 2008
Does a remarkable job of balancing a feel of lower-class life with the sheer exuberance the music brings.
March 10, 2008
Director Alan Parker's story of a band of young Dubliners playing American '60s soul is fresh, well-executed and original.
June 24, 2006
Foul-mouthed, fast-talking and very funny, this is Parker's best to date.
July 18, 2003
A full-steam-ahead cinematic triumph propelled by the raw energy of a talented cast and the vibrancy of a dozen soul classics.
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