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Boychoir rests heavily -- and not always comfortably -- on the shoulders of Dustin Hoffman, whose typically excellent work isn't always quite enough to compensate for an overly predictable drama.



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From acclaimed director François Girard (The Red Violin) comes the inspirational story of a rebellious kid with a remarkable gift who is challenged by a demanding teacher to make the most unlikely of dreams come true. A stellar ensemble - including two-time Oscar-winner Dustin Hoffman, Oscar-winner Kathy Bates, two-time Emmy winner Eddie Izzard, three-time Oscar-nominee Debra Winger, Josh Lucas (A Beautiful Mind) and Kevin McHale (Glee) - headline a cast that also introduces an exciting group of newcomers as the young singers who battle each other as they take their boychoir to the competitive heights.(C) Official FaceBook


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  • Sure, the plot points are in place - mother's alcoholism, mother's death, father's rejection - but the film spends all of 30 seconds on each arc, successfully draining Stet's story of any poignancy and passion.

    Jul 10, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Giving every impression of not knowing what day it is, or what year, Dustin Hoffman sleepwalks his way through this passionless, pompous film ...

    Jul 9, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • Imagine Whiplash chewed up and regurgitated as a series of smirking, sanctimonious Hallmark greetings cards.

    Jul 9, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
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  • You'll be screeching louder than the kids before the curtain falls.

    Jul 6, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Boychoir's formula is as old as The Ugly Duckling but Girard has revitalised it with a sublime score, a craftily mixed cast of new faces and big names, along with a setting that provides room for the occasional burst of originality.

    Apr 23, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Boychoir, too, doesn't have drama so much as spaces where the drama could have been.

    Apr 23, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

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