The Chorus (Les Choristes) - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

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

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 13, 2005
The story has a lot of unexpected twists and turns.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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.
Matt McAllister
Future Movies UK
March 26, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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
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+
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
March 13, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
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
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
Michael Dequina
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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