Mr. Holland's Opus Reviews

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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
June 18, 2002
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
An overwrought Disney weeper.
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.
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?
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