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The Chorus (Les Choristes) Reviews

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David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Boarding school antics and the power of music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
So infused with nostalgia, optimism and authenticity, it will prove irresistible to the older art-house demographic.
Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today
October 11, 2006
Les Choristes isn't quite as forced and syrupy as Mr. Holland's Opus or Music of the Heart, but it's not a classic like To Sir with Love or Goodbye, Mr. Chips either.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 18, 2005
The Chorus resonates through the brie.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews
October 12, 2005
even the most formulaic films can be rescued when formulas are applied by real talents
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
June 25, 2005
Un peu de rose bonbon, ça se prend bien de temps en temps, même dans le monde du cinéma.
| Original Score: B
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
June 5, 2005
Dudo que Los Coristas deje alguna huella en el espectador por demasiado tiempo, pero sin duda saldremos del cine con una sonrisa en los labios (...)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 29, 2005
It never aims higher than a sweet sort of middling. And it succeeds.
| Original Score: 3/5
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 14, 2005
The way that it embraces convention rather than invention makes Mr. Holland's Opus look like Pulp Fiction.
| Original Score: 2/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 13, 2005
The story has a lot of unexpected twists and turns.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
April 3, 2005
Somehow with all the heartstrings pulled, I didn't feel anything more than being manipulated.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
April 1, 2005
The pudgy, nondescript Jugnot certainly doesn't look like leading-man material, but he delivers a low-key, carefully modulated performance and droll humor to finesse the movie's melodramatic streak and send us out flicking away a tear.
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
March 24, 2005
The Chorus is a fresh permutation on the Dead Poet's Society type theme.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
March 16, 2005
The premise may seem a little hokey, but Barratier's characters are too endearing to be dismissed with cynicism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
March 16, 2005
This is a movie fraught with clichés, yet also so full of beautiful music and innocent merriness that its more mawkish attributes are overlooked.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
March 12, 2005
A hugely enjoyable film that plays like Le Societe de les Poets Morts meets L'Opus de Monsieur Holland.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Leyland
BBC.com
March 8, 2005
Even though all the notes are predictable, the film hits them with wit, warmth and gusto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 4, 2005
The music is lovely, as is the never-rushed pacing. Add to that Jugnot's very low-key lead performance, and you've got a formula to overcome even the film's most problematic moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 4, 2005
Two Oscar nominations or not, if you've seen one inspirational-teacher melodrama (Goodbye, Mr. Chips, Mr. Holland's Opus), you've seen this one, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 27, 2005
Everything old feels, if not new again, at least sweet and charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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