Unfinished Song Reviews

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M. Faust
October 25, 2013
Stamp and Redgrave elevate adequate material into something special every time they share the screen. Be forewarned that the musical number that closes the film is guaranteed to have you reaching for the Kleenex.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 14, 2013
The simple fact is that Unfinished Song works on nearly every level -- thanks in large part to the presence of Terence Stamp and the always remarkable Vanessa Redgrave.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
July 26, 2013
Redgrave, like her character, is a dynamic presence when she's there and sorely missed when she's gone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Scott
July 26, 2013
It's a sweet and well-cast film, but it's also unevenly paced and never quite rises above mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
July 19, 2013
Cheap laughs and forced sentimentality taint Redgrave and Stamp
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Movie Dearest
July 16, 2013
Inspiring & genuinely moving. Terence Stamp gives an all-time best, Oscar-worthy performance.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Katherine Monk
July 11, 2013
Unfinished Song is easy to swallow and entirely void of awkward lumps. It even nourishes the soul at some base level thanks to the superlative performances from the highly laurelled cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cathy Jakicic
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
July 11, 2013
It boasts two beautiful performances from Terence Stamp and Vanessa Redgrave.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2013
The crescendo of two resonant careers makes the false notes of "Unfinished Song" forgivable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
July 4, 2013
Shamelessly sentimental, cute to a fault, but the acting is first-rate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 4, 2013
The gentle story of a marriage, and of how music can help make a broken heart whole again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 4, 2013
Unfinished Song is full of predictably poignant moments; you'd be lucky to survive the film dry-eyed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Susan Wloszczyna
July 3, 2013
Such predictable ingredients get stale all too quickly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
July 3, 2013
Williams isn't going to offer anything but the most expected answer in the most expected fashion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
July 2, 2013
Simplistic, but blessedly so, Song is only out to warm up its audience, inducing tears and smiles as three actors keep the production palatable despite its serious lean toward a manipulative disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tony Macklin
July 2, 2013
Unfinished Song is shameless hokum, but it should please its target audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
Chris Knight
National Post
June 28, 2013
If Mr. Holland's Opus and the senior singers documentary Young@Heart had a baby, this would be it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bruce Ingram
Chicago Sun-Times
June 28, 2013
[A] modest, tear-jerking charmer ... Just don't expect too much more than what shows on its paint-by-numbers surface.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
June 28, 2013
Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp and those voices - their solos contain this picture like carved book-ends, vintage and lovely and still so profoundly of use.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
June 28, 2013
Terence Stamp is a rock star.
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
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