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The Sound of Music Reviews

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Top Critic
Kate Cameron
New York Daily News
February 19, 2016
Appealing to the whole family and giving Julie Andrews a chance to sing and perform charmingly, it presents Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp, a role that is sure to enhance the popularity of this fine actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 5, 2014
Arguably the best screen adaptation of a stage musical that has yet been made, and certainly the most improved over its source material.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Tony Sloman
Radio Times
February 25, 2014
This artful crowd-pleaser continues to reach out to every generation, thanks to expert and unsentimental handling from director Robert Wise and a magnificent performance from Julie Andrews.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 7, 2014
still charming after all these years
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sarah Crompton
Daily Telegraph (UK)
January 1, 2014
The movie has a confidence and a sense of moral purpose that warms the hardest heart.

Total Film
February 20, 2013
Handsomely shot on location in Salzburg and expertly edited, The Sound Of Music plucks at your heartstrings with clinical precision.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Outstanding family film features glorious music.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
November 7, 2010
The Sound of Music is high-fructose corn-syrupy, built on simplistic psychology, unnaturalistic acting and historical inaccuracy. It's also well-nigh irresistible. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
November 4, 2010
The Sound of Music has one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's best scores, and that's saying something. It's a warm and wonderful movie that has "timeless" written all over it.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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TIME Magazine
February 20, 2009
In dialogue, song and story, Music still contains too much sugar, too little spice.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
March 8, 2008
It grows on one like edelweiss.
Full Review | Original Score: B

January 28, 2008
Escapist films about, well, escaping, don't come any better than this.
Xan Brooks
September 22, 2007
Check your cynicism at the door: Robert Wise's adaptation of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical still has a little soul in its bones.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rory L. Aronsky
Screen It!
September 19, 2007
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Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
March 11, 2007
God, The Sound of Music is so freakin' nice.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

TV Guide
December 13, 2006
It's so perfectly contrived and mechanical and fresh as a daisy, it's infuriating. And only the sly, insistently subversive Christopher Plummer is on our side.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
December 13, 2006
Every audience sniffle and tear has been taken into account.
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
November 21, 2006
One of the finest examples of escapist musical entertainment. The Sound of Music is a terrific picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Emanuel Levy
July 24, 2006
Labeled "Sound of Money," this is Hollywood musical as its most calculating, with something for everyone: corny anti-Nazi politics, melodic tunes, schmaltzy romance, old-fashioned family values
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
Call me a drongo, but this really is quite watchable (yes, I've seen it more than once).
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