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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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Dustin Hoffman
as Master Carvelle
Kathy Bates
as Headmistress
Debra Winger
as Ms. Steel
Joe West
as Devon
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Critic Reviews for Boychoir

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (10)

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

Full Review… | July 6, 2015
Time Out
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If it sounds like a Hallmark movie, that's because it is.

Full Review… | April 2, 2015
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 2, 2015
New York Times
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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.

Full Review… | April 1, 2015
New York Post
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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.

Full Review… | March 31, 2015
Village Voice
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I almost half-enjoyed the routine drama Boychoir. But then the closing credits rolled, and so did my eyes.

Full Review… | March 27, 2015
Globe and Mail
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Audience Reviews for Boychoir

It feels a lot like a Hallmark movie but that's not a negative connotation. This movie is simple, sweet, and enjoyable in the greatest way.

Farah Rizq
Farah Rizq

A modern, American version of < Les Choristes >. Basically nothing would go wrong for this kind of (cheesy) taming story.


Beautiful singing. Great job by the lead. The storyline with the absent father dragged on a little too long. Very pedictable storyline. The rivalry between the two boys was cliche. The movie pacing was good. I recommend you wait for this movie to come on Netflix.

Laura Dainard
Laura Dainard

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