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February 2, 2019
The best inspiring movie ever made!
November 29, 2018
very nice family movie
October 20, 2018
Very touching and emotional. A wonderful performance from Richard Dreyfuss! Just a magnificent film on every level. (First viewing - Childhood)
½ August 19, 2018
A personal favorite. Yes it can be schmaltzy and is a bit too long but it is still a wonderful film about the sacrifices teachers make to help their students in need and for Mr. Holland in particular, what his purpose in life really is.
June 25, 2018
Mr. Holland's Opus tells a beautiful and heartfelt story while not losing track of its main cast acting spectacularly.
June 20, 2018
For a movie made in the 1900s, it is exceptional and very emotional
December 31, 2017
One of my favorite movies of all time. Hits me in the feels everytime.
½ December 25, 2016
Slow in some spots and there are some minimal amounts of filler, but the film constantly builds on itself, like a film version of "Stairway to Heaven", and culminates in a remarkable ending with Mr. Holland's namesake opus, his 30-year-in-the-making masterpiece, on full display. Truly brilliant and uplifting.
August 16, 2016
Such a great movie! Great acting , and very good story telling.
½ August 9, 2016
Drama about a music teacher and his problems at home. It's a nice attempt but the drama seems forced.
½ April 26, 2016
A touching and beautiful piece of genuinely well-directed storytelling with an outstanding performance by Richard Dreyfuss.
April 20, 2016
Good feel-good film!
October 31, 2015
What a brilliant film. Simply beautiful. Simply amazing. It didn't really have a plot, rather it was more like a fictional biopic about a music teacher who struggled to become a composer but never had the time or money to pursue the career, eventually his teaching career would get derailed about 30 years after it started due to budget cuts, that were starting to become an issue in the '80s.

The film is so well done, and it centers around his one and only child who was deaf and his struggles with his father for understanding music. A few battles with the school system ensue, the film is a beautiful 2 and a half hours that never feels dragged on and and intelligently goes through each decade of Mr. Holland's career starting in the '60s and ending at the age of 60 being forced into retirement during the year of the film, 1995.
August 11, 2015
A truly great and inspirational film.
August 8, 2015
I very much liked mr hollands opus Richard Dreyfuss was very good in it and was one of the best films from 1995
½ July 28, 2015
"Mr. Holland's Opus" is moving as both a coming-of-age piece, and an overall genuine slice of life that in its own right is a symphony of cinematic excellence.
½ June 20, 2015
Such a touching tribute to those in music education, and a powerful statement on the importance of teaching the arts to children, the film is not without its flaws, but it is made all the more powerful by them.
½ April 24, 2015
The last real well done starring vehicle that Dreyfuss has driven since '95.The movies is sweet,touching and well acted without being overly melodramatic.
½ March 30, 2015
Oh, I used to like this kind of inspirational films so much.
March 29, 2015
I really enjoyed the acting and story line. Some parts dragged on, but was a very heartwarming movie.
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