Music of the Heart - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Music of the Heart Reviews

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
May 13, 2014
Touching story about a determined teacher has mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
February 12, 2013
Meryl Streep received yet another Oscar nomination for this conventional biopic of the Harlem music teacher, directed by no other than horror maestro wes Craven.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Emanuel Levy
February 10, 2013
Read More | Original Score: C+
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Meryl dominates the proceedings. She simply disappears into the role, and the movie, for all its educational impulses, becomes about watching her do it.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
July 2, 2004
Doesn't revolve around a self-centered main character or possess the schmaltz of Mr. Holland's Opus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
August 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 7, 2002
You might be able to tell what direction the movie's headed in, but you'll never outguess Streep.
Full Review | Original Score: short
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 4, 2002
A woman at the end of her rope after she is deserted by her husband finds a path of the heart that enables her to share her gift with the world.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Boring as it may have become for Meryl Streep to show up for awards ceremonies, count on her to be doing it again.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Roger Ebert
At the Movies
January 1, 2000
Most movies claiming to be based on fact pour on the melodrama, but this one basically just sticks to the real story, which has all the emotional wallop that's needed.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: B-

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Based on a true story, this one's got plenty of heart.
Cornell & Petricelli
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Meryl Streep delivers a polished, virtuoso performance that could earn her another well-deserved Oscar nomination, while Angela Bassett, Gloria Estefan, and Aidan Quinn deliver strong support.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
Craven sends the audience out feeling happy and inspired--which is the very reason why one would buy a ticket.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Bob Bloom
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
Streep makes Guaspari's metamorphosis from self-pitying victim to impassioned activist seem effortless and, while a pro might spot flaws in her musicianship, her playing certainly looks and sounds genuine.
Sjohnna McCray
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
What saves this movie from being a Lifetime Channel tour-de-force is, of course, the winning performance by Streep.
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