Mr. Holland's Opus Reviews

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May 30, 2018
Though Patrick Sheane Duncan's screenplay goes in various directions and never develops a cohesive narrative, Herek keeps the story rolling along.
September 7, 2011
January 29, 2007
This idealized tribute to a charismatic teacher who devotes himself to music appreciation has the same old-fashioned texture and sticky sentimentality as Goodbye Mr. Chips (of 1939), but Dreyfuss gives an effective, surprisingly restrained performance
April 21, 2006
Holland may have been a failed composer, but he's a master at playing the heartstrings.
January 23, 2006
A touching, uplifting and life-affirming winner that makes it hard to avoid leaving the theater teary-eyed, with a lump in your throat.
September 10, 2005
Who knew the director of Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead was capable of making a profoundly moving drama?
July 5, 2005
April 22, 2005
One of Dreyfuss' best performances EVER.
May 11, 2004
March 19, 2004
July 14, 2003
Doesn't hold up. The schmaltz doesn't work. What does "Play the sun" mean?
May 20, 2003
May 18, 2003
March 21, 2003
Yea, it is filled with cliches, but it still is an engaging outing.
February 23, 2003
'Mr. Holland's Boring Cliche'
January 24, 2003
August 21, 2002
Extraordinary movie about how a job can be transformed into a soul-satisfying vocation.
June 18, 2002
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
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