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The Concert (Le concert) Reviews

April 22, 2011
"The Concert" builds beautifully from a farcical premise that requires a suspension of disbelief to a musical climax that washes away our cynicism in a wave of honest tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 24, 2011
"The Concert" is manipulative, overly sentimental, sometimes ludicrous and almost completely irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 8, 2010
Benefits from clever editing and a credible cinematic representation of the ineffable power of music to ignite the human spirit. Sadly, the magic is way too long in the making.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2010
The Concert was so unfunny, I had to consult IMDB.com to make sure that it was indeed listed as a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 6, 2010
It ends in a place of transcendent emotion that sends everyone out of the theater in a swirl of transport.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 6, 2010
It's as if the movie simmers unevenly for an hour and a half, and suddenly bursts into glorious flame.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2010
The Concert is a breakneck melodrama that milks laughs and wrings tears.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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-
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
July 30, 2010
Mihaileanu keeps this French production flowing buoyantly, skittering past all manner of improbabilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2010
A messy, comedic sprawl that leaks at the seams.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 30, 2010
[A] warm, witty fairy-tale.
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-
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
July 27, 2010
Beyond fans of Mélanie Laurent, The Concert may appeal to those who delight in stereotypes.
July 15, 2010
In which we learn, once more, that you can take utter tosh, douse it in classical music and -- voilà! -- you've got classy tosh masquerading as something meaningful.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 7, 2010
The story regurgitates the usual trappings of underdog tales, milking stereotypes as well as tear ducts.