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Sing Street (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Sing Street is a feel-good musical with huge heart and irresistible optimism, and its charmimg cast and hummable tunes help to elevate its familiar plotting.

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From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band's music videos. There's only one problem: he's not part of a band...yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he's promised - calling himself "Cosmo" and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney's life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

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Cast

Lucy Boynton
as Raphina
Jack Reynor
as Brendan
Karl Rice
as Garry
Ian Kenny
as Barry
Don Wycherley
as Brother Baxter
Lydia McGuinness
as Miss Dunne
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Critic Reviews for Sing Street

All Critics (175) | Top Critics (37)

As a testament to the power of music, the bond of brotherhood and the boundless possibilities of youth, "Sing Street" just plain works.

May 6, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The film captures the earnestness and the silliness of the boys' efforts, but also how little that matters when you're discovering what it feels like to create something.

May 4, 2016 | Full Review…

With its intriguing characters and exhilarating music, "Sing Street" is the best film about being young, gifted and Irish since "The Commitments."

April 29, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

In three features, Carney has made his personal greatest hits album.

April 28, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A delightful film that is almost impossible to watch without a smile on your face.

April 28, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Carney has an uncanny way of telling a story through music. "Sing Street" reminds us of being young and lost in a song, realizing with a jolt that someone else had the same feelings we did.

April 28, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Sing Street

½

Pleasantly surprised. Quite deep for what seemed like it would just be a teen movie.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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½

An under-the-radar, tour de force that's vibrant and meaningful. Sing Street strikes the right chords with its ambitious originality, adventurous tone and sentimentality for the rebellious hearts in all of us; not to mention its salutations to the UK music scene in the 80s. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

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"We can have a show, just us, right here!" This is yet another reenactment of that filmic musical musing, this time in Dublin. Where it succeeds is in that it doesn't fall flat, as so very many do.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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