The Sound of Music Reviews

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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.
February 20, 2009
In dialogue, song and story, Music still contains too much sugar, too little spice.
March 8, 2008
It grows on one like edelweiss.
January 28, 2008
Escapist films about, well, escaping, don't come any better than this.
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.
September 19, 2007
See website for more details.
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.
November 21, 2006
One of the finest examples of escapist musical entertainment. The Sound of Music is a terrific picture.
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
February 9, 2006
Call me a drongo, but this really is quite watchable (yes, I've seen it more than once).
December 6, 2005
No christmas day would be complete without spending the afternoon falling asleep in front of this film.
September 30, 2005
Objectively I can look at it and see that is a load of sentimental hogwash, but if I relax and just watch it, it sucks me in every time.
April 27, 2005
February 14, 2005
Telling the true story of the Von Trapp family's flight from the Nazis in wartime Austria, Rodgers & Hammerstein's evergreen classic thrums along to some of the most hummable tunes ever written.
February 9, 2005
Watching it just makes you feel wonderful.
January 26, 2005
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