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May 20, 2016
Corden's performance also helps make this a warm, amusing and light-hearted story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 18, 2016
It delivers the promised dose of sentimental inspiration and is then quickly forgotten, leaving little trace behind with viewers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0
November 14, 2014
It's not a terrible film -- a crowd-pleaser, a toe-tapper, with appealing, sympathetic leads, it's no worse than anything else Frankel's made of late.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 13, 2014
The ho-hum story is hardly what you'd call grand opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 7, 2014
As sweet as the story is -- and as charming as James Corden is in the lead role -- it's mostly a safe, forgettable film steeped in a by-the-numbers blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 10, 2014
The film trades in the hoariest of bio-pic cliches, but the music and Corden's performance can't be beat.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 10, 2014
Sweet, sentimental biopic of British talent show winner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 10, 2014
David Frankel crams his story with predictable developments, yet he matches his subject in spirit, pushing something into the spotlight that, however unlikely, elicits irresistible glee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 10, 2014
The goose bumps are undeniable. You may as well just give in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2014
Feel-good stories feel good for a reason, and this one is practically operatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 9, 2014
David Frankel's film reduces an extraordinary life to a predictable template of bullying, resolve, success, disappointment, and platitudes - a pattern repeated two or three times until the genuinely moving finale.
October 9, 2014
Delivers a screen version of Mr. Potts's life with straightforward crowd-pleasing instincts and more than a dollop of schmaltz.
October 9, 2014
If you are able to lay aside any reservations about the script and vocal aspects, the film does provide enjoyable enough entertainment.
October 9, 2014
...all about perseverance against daunting odds and proving naysayers wrong while remaining cute and cuddly
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 9, 2014
There's never really terribly much at stake here, except the success of one chubby nerd with dreams of nailing Puccini's "Nessun dorma." But maybe that dream is enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 9, 2014
The film is, indeed, a bit pat. Sweet and funny - largely thanks to James Corden in the lead role - it's never particularly surprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 9, 2014
More of a commercial than an authentic inspection of a man's life.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 9, 2014
It's a film that swears by the golden formula of crowd-pleasing sentimentality: Let viewers laugh at the struggles and share in the triumphs.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 8, 2014
"Billy Elliot" fans will likely adore this tale of a sensitive lad misunderstood by his macho dad. Everyone else will find it tepid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2014
The film fictionalizes his life story so aggressively that it's no less (or more) entertaining than the average rom-com.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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