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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 34 Ratings

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    88
    An enchantingly beautiful and moving film.
  2. 75
    Heartfelt, but not to the degree that it becomes cloying.
  3. Larded over with le fromage, which is to say, French cheese. But as these dairy products go, Christophe Barratier's movie is delectable sentiment. Audiences will crumble into itty-bitty pieces of Roquefort watching this.
  4. Reviewed by: Anna Smith
    60
    There’s little interest in probing characterisation, but the plot progress is steady and the performances likeable.
  5. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    50
    The film is finally a letdown.
  6. 50
    The Chorus is sham art and questionable entertainment, but at the very least it sends you whistling out of the theater.
  7. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    40
    The cinematic equivalent of filtered water, The Chorus is all smooth, nutrient-free clichés. This shamelessly globalized French Oscar submission even opens with a shot of an American flag--perhaps an unconscious declaration of defeat for importable Gallic cinema.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Jan 27, 2012
    10
    One of my favorite films! Good actors, beautiful music, moving story with heartful characters in a perfectly-depicted after-war France, all is just perfect in this film! One of the few film where music itself is as much of a protagonist of the story as the characters. Collapse
  2. Oct 15, 2013
    9
    Christophe Barratier brings us a great masterpiece from French cinema. When I watched this film I was 14 years old and "Les choristes" was my first independent film. Later, I became a good cinephile. "Les choristes", like "La vita bella", is a kind movie that it give spectator a dose of joy and optimism. The score is a song to sensitive, a great score by Bruno Coulais. I don't understand why this film has such a low note by experts. Expand

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