(2004)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 32 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
An enchantingly beautiful and moving film.
80
A runaway hit in France last year and the country's official Oscar entry, is a well-nigh irresistible film celebrating the redemptive power of music.
75
Chicago Tribune
Like all good popular entertainments, the best of it sings.
75
Extremely goodhearted, if not exactly original or exciting.
75
ReelViews
Heartfelt, but not to the degree that it becomes cloying.
75
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
This is a formula film with panache.
70
The Hollywood Reporter
An appealing lead performance from its leading man and a wonderfully sentimental, if overly familiar, story line are the chief virtues of this French drama, a huge success in its native country.
63
Philadelphia Inquirer
Like "Mr. Holland's Opus," only in French, with an all-boy cast in white shirts and short pants, The Chorus is the kind of sugary, crowd-pleasing fare that only the most curmudgeonly moviegoer can frown upon.
63
New York Daily News
A crowd pleaser, even if it is unremarkable.
60
Wall Street Journal
Most of the film, a debut feature directed by Christophe Barratier, is quite shamelessly formulaic. The Chorus redeems itself, though, with Mr. Jugnot's astute, understated performance.
50
The film is finally a letdown.
42
Entertainment Weekly
The movie is rotten the way that only a denatured made-for-export slice of Gallic nostalgia can be.

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