The Sound of Music Reviews

March 4, 2020
South Pacific, The King and I, West Side Story: They have all been a little embarrassing, but [this] is more embarrassing than most, if only because of its suggestion that history need not happen to people like Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.
July 9, 2019
Robert Wise is responsible for this overly sugary cake that must be listened to with earplugs. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 24, 2019
Overall, the film never feels like it was built for anyone to really look deeply at it which is why it is so confusing as to why it is so beloved to this day.
December 16, 2018
By any reasonable critical analysis, The Sound of Music is a terrible movie.
February 20, 2009
In dialogue, song and story, Music still contains too much sugar, too little spice.
March 11, 2007
God, The Sound of Music is so freakin' nice.
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.
December 13, 2006
Every audience sniffle and tear has been taken into account.
August 25, 2004
To enjoy director Robert Wise's Best Picture winner you must overlook the bloated, sugar-coated story, and even then it's an uphill slog.
May 20, 2003
The septet of blond and beaming youngsters who have to act like so many Shirley Temples and Freddie Bartholomews when they were young do as well as could be expected with their assortedly artificial roles, but the adults are fairly horrendous.
December 8, 2002
But it is almost three hours long. And it is so drippy.
February 27, 2001
It's a bulldozer of a musical, plowing straight through things like taste, restraint, grace, and style in favor of big, big, and more big.