Joyful Noise Reviews

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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 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
As manufactured, saccharine and unsubtle as Parton, but who's to mess with a winning formula?
June 27, 2012
[A] mostly sweet-natured rehash of 'Sister Act 2' by way of 'Glee'...
January 15, 2012
You'll find yourself rolling your eyes, but you'll have more fun if you try to roll them in time with the rollicking numbers.
January 15, 2012
Has the good fortune of being acted with enthusiasm by a very appealing cast, or else it would be completely unbearable instead of just mundane.
January 13, 2012
This movie is a cloying, over-the-top, cheesy sing-a-long that makes "Glee" seem subtle.
January 13, 2012
[It] bears almost all the liabilities one gets from current studio product, including bloating.
January 13, 2012
Lots of talented young singers decorate the scenery, notably Jeremy Jordan who has vocal and acting chops that shine even in this bucket of Glee Goes Gospel cornpone.
January 13, 2012
It wants to be a charming, down-home good time, but it struggles to hit the right notes.
January 13, 2012
Much worse things could happen to a movie than to have these two full-figured gals hold forth. Parton's willing and able to despense the Southernisms. Latifah's fierce when she needs to be.
January 13, 2012
My, is there corn. But you'd have to be holding on very tightly to a bad mood to walk away from this meal with a frown.
January 13, 2012
An unholy mess.
January 13, 2012
Whenever the characters open their mouths to sing, "Joyful Noise" rocks and swings with spirit to spare.
January 13, 2012
Nothing more than uninspired mushiness.
January 13, 2012
Despite some mawkish dialogue, there's something to be said for leaving the theater with a smile. Can I get an amen?
January 13, 2012
Latifah, a formidable actress who's almost always better than her movies, easily dominates this...
January 12, 2012
"Joyful Noise" follows the book for sprightly musicals and small-town quirk.
January 12, 2012
If it weren't for those musical numbers, Joyful Noise would be a slog. More singing and less talking would have made it better still.
January 12, 2012
It's hard to enjoy the movie's charms when writer-director Todd Graff keeps trying to shove them down your throat.
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