Music of the Heart - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Music of the Heart Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Music of the Heart is nothing if not a change of pace, and, unfortunately, Craven doesn't appear entirely comfortable in these new surroundings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
The problem with this film is that director Wes Craven is so intent on telling the story, its very seamlessness becomes a drawback.
January 1, 2000
Music isn't much more than elementary sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The main problem with "Music of the Heart" is that it's devoid of drama, making it an extremely difficult film to pigeonhole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
September 4, 2015
The vacuous but well-meaning pic is poorly executed and seems as if it were a TV movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 1, 2000
Overwrought tearjerker, directed without a shred of subtlety.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
Some people will warm to Music of the Heart, and for those people the idea of criticizing the film will be like kicking a puppy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Even if Music of the Heart brings a tear to your eye, you may still kick yourself for falling for such nonsense.
January 1, 2000
A derivative, formulaic piece of pseudo-inspirational melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
February 8, 2003
Novice writer Pamela Gray has pumped this already-amazing story full of melodramatic embellishment and, in so doing, all but ruined its impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 2, 2002
The standard plotline of a teacher bearing the torch of liberal enlightenment to an educationally bereft group comes off rather dubiously here.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Unintentional humour, soapboxing, and slack direction mar Music of the Heart's second half.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Music of the Heart is Mr. Holland's Opus dumbed down and clichéd up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
The disappointment in Music of the Heart comes from a strangely fragmented narrative that never quite commits to a central story.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Another utterly bland lump of Hollywood crapola.
January 1, 2000
It may be premature to think Craven just doesn't spark outside the horror genre, but there's nothing here to suggest the opposite.
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