The Song of Names Reviews

January 24, 2020
Drama isn't supposed to be comfortable. Comedy is comfort food. Drama is for adults who can handle a few roadblocks.
January 24, 2020
Dovidl's and Martin's dynamic shines throughout the film, bolstered by the rarity of three different sets of actors who excel both individually and as a unit.
January 21, 2020
[François] Girard knows music, he knows grief, and he names names in The Song of Names.
January 21, 2020
The movie is entertaining but not as momentous as the actors and subject matter would indicate. Young actors Gerran Howell and Jonah Hauer-King are standouts.
January 19, 2020
The Song of Names tests the meaning of friendship and loyalty. More so, it examines the power of remembrance.
January 17, 2020
The story is moving, the acting remarkable and the music glorious, which makes The Song of Names worth waiting out its wobbly start.
January 7, 2020
The spaces between these notes may drag, but this song is ultimately one worth listening to.
December 27, 2019
An emotional performance of the titular Song is the heart and soul of the film.
December 25, 2019
Literate, sober, soulful.
December 24, 2019
[The Song of Names] remains among the better serious, adult-oriented films of this holiday season.
December 22, 2019
Powerful music and powerful thoughts about religion, inhumanity, and the inescapability of one's Jewishness, are what raises the film above its prosaic, old-school narrative.
December 21, 2019
You're juggling the different time periods in an incredibly intelligent and artful way. It's almost a ballet in time.
December 21, 2019
It's a fine kind of film. It feels like a classic, Oscar-baity film of yesteryear.
December 20, 2019
Touching but slow mystery/drama about impact of Holocaust.
October 15, 2019
[François] Girard proves once again that he's a master of music. By weaving both original compositions and classic works flawlessly into the film, The Song of Names becomes a solemn reflection on war and a lost brotherhood.
October 1, 2019
The result is an endearing but certainly innocuous film. [Full review in Spanish]
September 12, 2019
It's lucky Shore's original compositions here and the cuts from the classical repertoire, some performed with impressive skill by child actor Luke Doyle himself, are strong enough to give heft to an otherwise earnest, credulity-straining melodrama.