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Sing Street Reviews

May 22, 2016
Carney nails every quirky detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 19, 2016
Like a great pop song, this film is over much too soon.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 18, 2016
Like a tie-in soundtrack album in search of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 6, 2016
As a testament to the power of music, the bond of brotherhood and the boundless possibilities of youth, "Sing Street" just plain works.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 4, 2016
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.
April 29, 2016
With its intriguing characters and exhilarating music, "Sing Street" is the best film about being young, gifted and Irish since "The Commitments."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 28, 2016
A delightful film that is almost impossible to watch without a smile on your face.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2016
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 28, 2016
Sing Street feels personal, as well as universal, and it captures the warring factions of youthful euphoria and despair.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 24, 2016
I could scarcely be more delighted to report that Carney has rediscovered the magic of Once with Sing Street, another tiny, winsome charmer set in Dublin.
April 22, 2016
While this darling film is inspired by a year in the sentimental filmmaker's own early life, it is founded on the hope and charm of song.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 22, 2016
Carney understands how music not only provides a soundtrack for a life, but can change a life, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 21, 2016
Sing Street knows what it takes to form your own band, made by a guy who really loves music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2016
Those put off by the prospect of a musical in the '80s pop style of Duran Duran or Pet Shop Boys should cast their prejudices aside when it comes to John Carney's "Sing Street." You might find yourself singing along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2016
Here [Carney's] got the balance just right, delivering a funny and heartfelt tale about a Dublin teen in the mid-80s.
April 21, 2016
John Carney (Begin Again) once again tries to reheat a Once soufflé and instead serves up a flat, cheerily antiseptic period musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 21, 2016
Warm, ingratiating, with a beat you can dance to, "Sing Street" is a feel-good movie that never demands to be liked. Instead it asks, politely and irresistibly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 21, 2016
A good-natured, old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing Irish pop musical that doesn't go anywhere unexpected but has a great time getting there.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 21, 2016
Don't be deterred by the timeworn material - as a romantic vision of youth and rock, "Sing Street" is number one with a bullet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
April 21, 2016
Sing Street has the potential to achieve unmistakable popularity with not only teens but also audiences of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 18, 2016
It's all too sweet and easy, and the band's music-which is composed by John Carney, the movie's writer and director, and Gary Clark-is bland and overproduced.
April 15, 2016
Built out of crowd-pleasing elements as durable as a lacquered, sky-high '80s hairdo, writer-director John Carney's coming-of-age musical is a synth-drenched joy: a tuneful, deeply personal ode to the impulse that forges a high school rock band.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 15, 2016
A sweetly funny, charming and poignant depiction of this very specific time in life - at once universal and specific - when anything seems possible. And with killer pop tunes to boot.
April 15, 2016
Carney has a humorous and loving eye for detail, an intuitive ear for dialogue, and the film is extremely personal in a way that is universal.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 14, 2016
The movie understands how enchantment and disappointment go together, like the A and B sides of a single that won't leave the turntable.
April 14, 2016
Once with a bigger budget and smaller actors, this is a winsomely entertaining musical tribute to how passion can pave the way towards a better life.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
April 14, 2016
Fans of Carney's lush romanticism and hook-laden lyricism will be thrilled to add this one to their playlist.
April 14, 2016
Sing Street is the most romantic movie you'll find anywhere these days, brimming over with music, fun and the thrill of first love.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 14, 2016
The whole film is unlikely, a joyous story of youth, innocence, sweet earnestness, charming ineptitude and a shaky but productive belief on the hero's part that he can do anything he pleases.
April 14, 2016
If "Once" was a densely crafted album, "Sing Street" is more like a perfectly crafted single: "Crazy Little Thing Called Youth."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 14, 2016
You've seen every element of Sing Street hundreds of times before-it's Carney's knack for assembling them that makes the difference.
April 14, 2016
Carney digs deeper than the usual universal love story to comment on Irish life in 1985 and sets it to a soundtrack that hits all the right notes for those with fond memories of Swatch watches and Trapper Keepers.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 14, 2016
The beguiling modesty of the film ends up being even more important than its music or incredibly likable characters. Like most of the bands it honors, "Sing Street" may be a bit disposable, but its electric emotions linger like a warm memory.
Top Critic
April 14, 2016
The fun of Sing Street, set during a big boom period for U.K. rock, is that it allows Carney's fond, romanticized memories of his glory days to double as a musical history lesson ...
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 13, 2016
Singing, dreaming, making out: Despite some familiar formula, these characters make all three feel new again.
April 13, 2016
"Sing Street" is just like the old singles it idolizes - sharp, slick, snappy. And it leaves you with nothing more than an urge to sit through it all again.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2016
Though Sing Street is much more stylized and broad than Once, it remains true to Carney's fondness for grounded fantasy.
January 26, 2016
A rite-of-passage romance wrapped in a let's-make-a-band scenario, the disarming film colors its social realism with the kind of wish-fulfillment fantasy often found in a four-minute music video.
Top Critic
January 25, 2016
Lightning strikes thrice as Irish writer-director John Carney's let's-make-a-band formula once more yields winning results.
January 25, 2016
Did you like The Commitments? Did you like We Are the Best!!? Well, Sing Street isn't as good as either of those two, but it's still pretty terrific.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5