The Concert (Le concert) Reviews

April 22, 2011
"The Concert" builds beautifully from a farcical premise that requires a suspension of disbelief to a musical climax that washes away our cynicism in a wave of honest tears.
March 24, 2011
"The Concert" is manipulative, overly sentimental, sometimes ludicrous and almost completely irresistible.
October 8, 2010
Benefits from clever editing and a credible cinematic representation of the ineffable power of music to ignite the human spirit. Sadly, the magic is way too long in the making.
August 6, 2010
The Concert was so unfunny, I had to consult to make sure that it was indeed listed as a comedy.
August 6, 2010
It ends in a place of transcendent emotion that sends everyone out of the theater in a swirl of transport.
August 6, 2010
It's as if the movie simmers unevenly for an hour and a half, and suddenly bursts into glorious flame.
August 5, 2010
The Concert is a breakneck melodrama that milks laughs and wrings tears.
August 5, 2010
Even though the grand finale is not without some arm-twisting, The Concert is a passable, sometimes skillful farce.
August 5, 2010
It acknowledges grief, horror, and loss, but never lets it get in the way of a big, bright laugh.
July 30, 2010
An art-house trap, the cinematic equivalent of one of those salads that turns out to have more calories than a Big Mac.