The Sound of Music Reviews

February 5, 2020
The last of the Rodgers-Hammer-stein collaborations, The Sound of Music is the best screen version of their works.
December 16, 2018
By any reasonable critical analysis, The Sound of Music is a terrible movie.
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.
January 1, 2014
The movie has a confidence and a sense of moral purpose that warms the hardest heart.
February 20, 2009
In dialogue, song and story, Music still contains too much sugar, too little spice.
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.
December 13, 2006
Every audience sniffle and tear has been taken into account.
February 9, 2006
Call me a drongo, but this really is quite watchable (yes, I've seen it more than once).
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.
March 10, 2003
Some find the movie spiritual, others regard it as flapdoodle.
November 4, 2001
The movie has almost everything: music, romance, kids, spectacular scenery, religion, sentiment, comedy high and low, and, at the end, intrigue and adventure.
February 13, 2001
A warmly pulsating, captivating drama.