Joyful Noise Reviews

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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.
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 28, 2012
As manufactured, saccharine and unsubtle as Parton, but who's to mess with a winning formula?
June 27, 2012
It's let down by a meandering, unfocussed script, some poor direction and a handful of missed opportunities.
June 26, 2012
Only when the script takes a back seat to song does the the film live up to its title.
June 26, 2012
Overlong and mind-numbingly generic, Joyful Noise promises home-cooked charm but leaves a taste worse than day-old grits.
June 22, 2012
Hard as it tries to be harmless feel-good fodder, its notion that one character's Asperger's can be cured by a hearty sing-song makes it a more offensive musical than Team America ever dared.
June 21, 2012
If only writer-director Graff had injected the film with half as much earthy energy as he puts into the terrific musical numbers. And let the cast out of the box.
April 30, 2012
A movie about a gospel music competition should be fun and inspiring; Joyful Noise is lumbering and dull.
April 29, 2012
...painfully clichd, its humor almost nonexistent, its sentimental 'ahhh' moments forced. Its music is the only thing to keep it afloat, and I didn't find it enough.
April 23, 2012
A join-the-dots parade of feel-good clichs. And not in a good way.
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