The Sound of Music Reviews

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September 2, 2020
Julie ignores the dated postulates of the script, gives it her own brand of vigor, logic, gaiety and crisp authority -- and brings the screen alive, pulling the drama along with her.
August 27, 2020
There's something magical about conversations that morph into songs, especially considering that the typical dancing that accompanies such skits is refreshingly truant.
February 5, 2020
The last of the Rodgers-Hammer-stein collaborations, The Sound of Music is the best screen version of their works.
August 14, 2019
Pure, unadulterated kitsch, not a false note, not a whiff of reality; and every detail so carefully worked out... I came out full of goodwill toward all humanity.
April 4, 2019
Just about a perfect movie.
December 20, 2018
There's an inimitable heart-warming quality about the film which has made The Sound of Music a timeless cinematic wonder.
October 19, 2018
It's totally schmaltzy and highly effective.
May 17, 2018
The location work in Salzburg has an ineffable charm and it's all performed with such zinging, joyous energy.
March 2, 2018
It is compounded of taste, excitement, heart and mind, and more than any other individual, the one who put it there and kept it there was Robert Wise.
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.
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.
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.
January 7, 2014
still charming after all these years
January 1, 2014
The movie has a confidence and a sense of moral purpose that warms the hardest heart.
February 20, 2013
Handsomely shot on location in Salzburg and expertly edited, The Sound Of Music plucks at your heartstrings with clinical precision.
December 29, 2010
Outstanding family film features glorious music.
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]
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.
March 8, 2008
It grows on one like edelweiss.
January 28, 2008
Escapist films about, well, escaping, don't come any better than this.
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