Joyful Noise Reviews

  • Joyful Noise
    • Genre : Comedy
    • Release Date :
    • MPAA Rating : PG-13
    • Duration : 118 minute(s)
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Warner Bros. Pictures
    • Official Site :
    • Reviews Rate
      Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.

    • Readers Rate
      5 of 5

Movie Reviews

  • would-be inspirational film lift their voices in song that makes you smile
    by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal ]
  • there are lots of little subplots lying about, taking up space
    Review rate : D by Randy Cordova [Arizona Republic ]
  • the movie is well aware that hard times in poor towns affect everyone regardless of race, and the hope in those upraised voices is a response to something dark and real
    Review rate : D by Ty Burr [Boston Globe ]
  • the climactic scene at the national finals is so inappropriate, so unexpected in terms of what's gone before
    1.5 of 4 by Roger Ebert [Chicago Sun-Times ]
  • the cast of "Joyful Noise" is dealing with adequate material, at best, and the noise is more dutiful than joyful
    Review rate : D by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune ]
  • still on an ecumenical outreach mission, its gags overshadowed by its focus on weightier
    by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice ]
  • reflects the soaring songs of that time but not the gritty movies
    by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine ]
  • reflects the inspiration of Glee and God, in that order
    Review rate : D+ by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • its plot, a cross between "Glee" and "Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit"
    Review rate : D by Amy Biancolli [San Francisco Chronicle ]
  • has some wince-inducing, corn-pone-cutesy dialogue
    Review rate : D by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • grousing aside, this is a disarmingly sweet movie, enjoyable to the hilt, with music that really stomps
    Review rate : C+ by Rex Reed [New York Observer ]
  • elicits rafter-raising musical performances from Latifah, Palmer, and Jordan that are irresistible fun
    Review rate : D+ by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer ]
  • dialogue and visual aspects are all right on the nose, bereft of shading or nuance
    by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • despite the sheer volume of music on offer, very little of it feels authentic -- or especially inspiring
    by Peter Debruge [Variety ]
  • calmly unconcerned about skin color, uniting a racially diverse cast with matter-of-fact maturity
    Review rate : D by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News ]
  • broad laughs beget life lessons and wisdom about the power of family and the joys of doing the right thing
    by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star ]
  • between the songs are several minimally sketched subplots
    Review rate : D by Stephen Holden [New York Times ]

Reader's Reviews

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