Joyful Noise Reviews

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September 13, 2020
Parton also is quite game to poke fun of her long-standing history of plastic surgery.
July 11, 2020
An insane piece of modern cinema that makes me wish I did drugs. Lots of drugs. Hard drugs.
May 7, 2019
"Joyful Noise" brings plenty of noise, but very little joy.
August 24, 2018
Joyful Noise comes alive in the performance scenes but the dramatic dialogue is so insipid that even good actors sound as though they're reading from a generic cut-and-paste script.
June 25, 2018
It feels insulting to the type of characters it's portraying.
September 28, 2017
When it comes down to it, you'd probably be wiser to stick with Glee. You get roughly the same amount of musical numbers, equally melodramatic storylines and hammy acting in less than half the time.
September 18, 2017
Joyful Noise is trite, predictable, unrealistic and leaden.
May 3, 2015
I did, however, enjoy when Kris Kristofferson comes back from the dead to sing a duet with Dolly.
August 9, 2013
Noise it is, joyful it is not.
March 14, 2013
In what ends up as a nightmarish fusion of Glee and Sister Act 2, a mixed-race church choir makes a bid for glory by painfully "Christianising" scraps of once perfectly acceptable pop songs.
March 4, 2013
If you've the slightest aversion to camp, you should obviously steer clear. But then this film was never for you. It's for the spiritual year-round inhabitants of Dollywood.
July 4, 2012
If you've the slightest aversion to camp, you should obviously steer a million miles clear. But then this film was never for you.
June 29, 2012
Disarmingly heart-warming in its musical prowess and lazy in its storytelling development, hoping that the former - plus the big names - will attract a large enough crowd to keep it buoyant at the box office.
June 29, 2012
Even numbers by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson take on a religious note. Not much of a God-given screenplay, however.
June 29, 2012
Corny and contrived, this provides both leading ladies with sweet ballads and tart one-liners and at least they resisted the temptation to set it all at Christmas.
June 29, 2012
Larger than life and twice as loud, Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton trade snappy one-liners and spirited musical numbers in Joyful Noise, an enjoyably corny musical comedy about a gospel choir seeking to uplift a depressed Southern town.
June 28, 2012
In the end, it's impossible to resist the film's exuberant high spirits.
June 28, 2012
Todd Graff's film sags badly in the middle and is clunky with social context (recession, Asperger's), but there's enough good heart to see you through.
June 28, 2012
Actor-turned-director Todd Graff actually knows what he's doing.
June 28, 2012
As manufactured, saccharine and unsubtle as Parton, but who's to mess with a winning formula?
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