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

The Chorus (Les Choristes) Reviews

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January 28, 2005
This feels more like a Hollywood wannabe than a French film. Where's the quirkiness, the nuance, the deeper levels?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 12, 2005
Desperate to be labeled 'Dickensian'
| Original Score: 2/5
January 13, 2005
A deeply conventional story about truculent or orphaned boys and the gentle soul who finds himself by shaping the tots into a chorus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 1, 2005
The movie dips into cinema past for its inspiration, but stays far away from real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 31, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 14, 2005
Boys Town meets The Sound of Music.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 7, 2005
...it's sweet but the calories are mostly empty
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 22, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 3, 2005
Somehow with all the heartstrings pulled, I didn't feel anything more than being manipulated.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 12, 2005
We cringe honestly, dismayed by such cinematic tunelessness.
January 14, 2005
All the characters are flat-out stereotypes; there isn't a surprising plot twist in sight, and even the singing is nothing to write home about.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 28, 2005
The crime of The Chorus isn't that it's corny. (I like corny.) It's that its corniness seems programmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 28, 2005
Barratier seems to have culled the stereotypes, situations and sentiments from dozens of similar movies, including the more dramatically satisfying Mr. Holland's Opus.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 28, 2005
Simple, slight and a bit saccharine, Les Choristes may satisfy a sweet tooth, but anyone wishing to bite deeply into something will be disappointed.
Read More | Original Score: C
December 1, 2004
Those of us who prefer our cup of drama without a sweetness filter will be loutish enough to give it a pass.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 5, 2005
sweet with its heart appropriately placed on the side of goodness and cute kids, so it's not difficult to see why audiences respond positively
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 13, 2005
A conspicuously charming kids' film [but] adults who slobber over The Chorus are kidding themselves if they think it's sophisticated, realistic, or original.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 25, 2005
Formulaic and obvious
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
December 20, 2004
A shrill circus act people love to confuse for foreign correspondence.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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