Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    May 8, 2013
    91
    A feel-good movie in the most positive meaning of that term, thanks to the Motown music and O'Dowd's cheeky charm.
  2. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    Mar 20, 2013
    83
    The Sapphires is a movie for your heart (and your ears and moneymaker), not your head.
  3. Reviewed by: M. E. Russell
    Mar 8, 2013
    83
    The movie unfolds in the uplifting manner you'd expect, but its real pleasures lie in its terrific '60s pop-soul soundtrack and especially in its frequently funny performances.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 18, 2013
    10
    A feel-good, let-loose and sing-a-long type of film. The wonderful cast made the whole movie come together much better than anyone would haveA feel-good, let-loose and sing-a-long type of film. The wonderful cast made the whole movie come together much better than anyone would have thought! It was insightful, touching and heart-warming. One of my favourite performances by O'Dowd; and Mauboy steals the show with her beautiful, beautiful voice. Full Review »
  2. Aug 7, 2013
    8
    This is a real good comedy/drama that works on both fronts it has real strong comedic spots, but it does a real good job of recognizing thatThis is a real good comedy/drama that works on both fronts it has real strong comedic spots, but it does a real good job of recognizing that challenges the young ladies have to go through along with all the tragedy that comes with the Vietnam war. A- Full Review »
  3. Jul 3, 2013
    7
    Good story. Hard to believe how recent it was that Australian aboriginals were treated this way. Good music. Lead roles are well played.Good story. Hard to believe how recent it was that Australian aboriginals were treated this way. Good music. Lead roles are well played. Very enjoyable. Full Review »