Mr. Holland's Opus - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mr. Holland's Opus Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 24, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
An overwrought Disney weeper.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 19, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
February 23, 2003
'Mr. Holland's Boring Cliche'
| Original Score: 1/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003
Doesn't hold up. The schmaltz doesn't work. What does "Play the sun" mean?
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 22, 2005
One of Dreyfuss' best performances EVER.
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
March 21, 2003
Yea, it is filled with cliches, but it still is an engaging outing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 21, 2002
Extraordinary movie about how a job can be transformed into a soul-satisfying vocation.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
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.
| Original Score: 9/10
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
May 11, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 21, 2006
Holland may have been a failed composer, but he's a master at playing the heartstrings.
| Original Score: 3/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
May 18, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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