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The Concert (Le concert) Reviews

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 5, 2010
The Concert is a breakneck melodrama that milks laughs and wrings tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
August 5, 2010
[The final sequence] very nearly redeems the movie's previous mishandling of characters and missteps in tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
August 5, 2010
But the music is swell (and swells), and the actors win you over, even if this is no "Les Choristes" (2004).
Full Review | Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
August 5, 2010
The story's mix of comedy and tragedy is clumsy at times, but Laurent is enormously appealing as the young violinist and the music itself is as transcendent as promised.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 5, 2010
Even though the grand finale is not without some arm-twisting, The Concert is a passable, sometimes skillful farce.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
August 5, 2010
It acknowledges grief, horror, and loss, but never lets it get in the way of a big, bright laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
August 5, 2010
Enjoy laughing uproariously at cartoonish Russian stereotypes?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Medley
Tolucan Times
July 30, 2010
...greatly enhanced by the score, while it appeals more to women than men, it's heartening and humorous enough for everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Pete Hammond
Back Stage
July 30, 2010
A wonderful comedy with big laughs, a big heart and great music. This is one summer concert you don't want to miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com
July 30, 2010
The film slavishly trades on ethnic stereotypes from the mild, Russians stewed in vodka, to the wince-producing, the ever-resourceful merry band of Gypsies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
July 30, 2010
An art-house trap, the cinematic equivalent of one of those salads that turns out to have more calories than a Big Mac.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
July 30, 2010
Mihaileanu keeps this French production flowing buoyantly, skittering past all manner of improbabilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 30, 2010
A messy, comedic sprawl that leaks at the seams.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Natasha Senjanovic
Hollywood Reporter
July 30, 2010
[A] warm, witty fairy-tale.
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
July 29, 2010
an expert blend of political satire, fish-out-of-water farce and melancholy musical legacy drama. Guskov is terrific as the humbled maestro who dares to dream about the ultimate harmony amidst comical chaos.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Michelle Orange
Movieline
July 29, 2010
As the film's fairy-tale story is stretched beyond its means, disbelief - at first suspended with pleasure - is restored in increments, and mild resentment sets in.
Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine
July 29, 2010
A movie that celebrates the idea that a thing of beauty is a joy forever. And that it can also be good for a few laughs.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
July 28, 2010
This former violist can vouch that Laurent does a bravura job of fake fiddle playing, and Guskov's baton work as a conductor is exemplary.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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David Fear
Time Out
July 28, 2010
You can pinpoint the moment that Radu Milhaileanu's simpering music drama mounts a full-frontal heartstring assault.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Melissa Anderson
Village Voice
July 27, 2010
Beyond fans of Mélanie Laurent, The Concert may appeal to those who delight in stereotypes.
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