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The Commitments Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
August 20, 2008
The film offers no message, no solutions, only a great time at the movies.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 10, 2008
Director Alan Parker's story of a band of young Dubliners playing American '60s soul is fresh, well-executed and original.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 10, 2008
This is probably Alan Parker's best film, in part because it's one of his most modest.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Foul-mouthed, fast-talking and very funny, this is Parker's best to date.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Parker is capable of whipping a series of quick, well-edited snippets into a happy collage of musical high spirits.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
Parker keeps going for the glitz. He may have shot The Commitments in Ireland, but his soul never left Hollywood.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
As music and human comedy, it works just fine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The musical numbers, actually performed by the on-screen band, are sensational.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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.
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Entertainment Weekly
August 14, 1991
Full Review | Original Score: C