Boychoir (2015)


Critic Consensus: 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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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…

You'll be screeching louder than the kids before the curtain falls.

Jul 6, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

If it sounds like a Hallmark movie, that's because it is.

Apr 2, 2015 | Full Review…

There's nothing wrong with being uplifting, but something less predictable would have been refreshing.

Apr 2, 2015 | Full Review…

An imperious choirmaster (Dustin Hoffman) reluctantly takes a troubled 11-year-old (Garrett Wareing) with the voice of an angel under his wing in this delightful musical drama.

Apr 1, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Hoffman, naturally, makes his character interesting in the way that genius actors always do. Yet the film's storytelling struggles to match his level of skill.

Mar 31, 2015 | Full Review…

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