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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Meryl Streep can do anything: sing, dance, do splits, act her heart out. She (almost) saves this clumsy, overwrought film version of the Abba musical that's been running on stages from Broadway to Barcelona since 1999. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Mamma Mia! is fun, the music's terrific and the cast is appealing. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The good-natured silliness is contagious. When Streep runs singing through a Greek village, it's like a spirited homage to "The Sound of Music." show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Yes, of course this is fairly old-fashioned entertainment, but it's really, really entertaining. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    By turns entertaining and excruciating. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    On the scale of modern musical adaptations, it's not a disaster of "The Producers" proportions. But it is missing the razzle-dazzle of a success like "Chicago." show more

  • 100
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    It's a delightful piece of filmmaking with a marvelous cast topped by Meryl Streep in one of her smartest and most entertaining performances ever. show more

  • 50
    Bob Mondello NPR

    This plot is not being taken terribly seriously. It's mostly a pretext for songs that are mostly a pretext for acting silly. show more

  • 88
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The movie takes the ABBA jukebox musical that ate London, and is still eating Broadway, and turns it into a surprisingly sensuous experience. show more

  • 88
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The chorus backs the soloists powerfully, and they are as fresh as the rest of the film: fat and fit, homely and handsome, young gods and old codgers – in short, people you might really see in Greece. Reality in a musical? That alone makes it worth your open-eared attention. show more

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