Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
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  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Sep 26, 2012
    50
    The Higgins performance owes more than a little to Fred Willard's unforgettable dog show commentary in "Best in Show," but it was clear that Willard was part of a telecast.
  2. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Sep 27, 2012
    50
    Pitch Perfect looks, sounds, and feels like pretty much every other movie that features a singing or dancing competition.
  3. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Sep 27, 2012
    60
    How you respond to Pitch Perfect will depend primarily on how you feel about its obvious inspirations: "Glee," "Bring It On" and the food-poisoning scene from "Bridesmaids."
  4. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Sep 25, 2012
    60
    This film could have done with a few more mouth beats and unlikely moments of extracurricular celebrity.
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Sep 28, 2012
    60
    The music, of course, is the engine that makes the whole exercise go, tapping into a genre-spanning collection of tunes, but every bit as important to the film's success is its unexpected humor, which flirts with raunchy but stops juuuust short of crossing any lines that would have earned it an R rating.
  6. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Sep 27, 2012
    60
    What helps offset the predictable in this very predictable movie is a series of show-stopping numbers, so props to the folks who oversaw music and choreography. But the true saving grace is a few of the central players.
  7. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Sep 26, 2012
    50
    Theoretically, the "Bring It On" model can be applied to any remotely performative art. All it takes is a certain level of sass, some eye-catching performance showcases, and a plot where a talented outsider livens up a moribund group with some fresh ideas. Pitch Perfect slaps that stencil onto college a cappella singing groups, with a smattering of success.
  8. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Sep 27, 2012
    40
    Only occasionally funny and not at all illuminating about the rich world of a cappella singing.
  9. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Sep 25, 2012
    50
    Jason Moore's film is more or less successful in inverse proportion to the degree that it plays its material by the book.
  10. Reviewed by: Ken McIntyre
    Nov 25, 2012
    60
    Gleeks and Glee-haters alike should rally around this raucous musical comedy. Rebel Wilson is hilarious, Anna Kendrick is terrific and there are as many gross-out gags as there are singing numbers.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 220 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 64
  2. Negative: 1 out of 64
  1. Sep 30, 2012
    10
    So funny. Rebel Wilson will become famous because of this film. Highly recommended. My wife dragged me to this one, but I am glad that ISo funny. Rebel Wilson will become famous because of this film. Highly recommended. My wife dragged me to this one, but I am glad that I went. 10/10 Full Review »
  2. Dec 7, 2012
    6
    Perfect Pitch is not a great movie .. but it is entertaining.
  3. Oct 7, 2012
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Pitch Perfect is about a young girl named Beca (Anna Kendrick) who is attending college for the first time. Her dad, who is a teacher at the University, is up her ass the whole time about making new friends, and trying new things Full Review »