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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    If "Mr. Holland's Opus" made you puke, you'd better bring a bucket to this true-life weepie about the importance of teaching music in schools. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Feels more like an earnest commercial for music education than successful entertainment. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Yearning for an old-fashioned movie with a well-told, uplifting message? Music of the Heart is playing your song. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The choppy film is like a composition crowded with competing themes. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    No actress of her generation inhabits characters as thoroughly and convincingly as she (Streep) does, and this performance carries the movie show more

  • 77
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    The year's first sure-fire Oscar nominee has arrived with flying colors. show more

  • 88
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Wonderful spirit, humanity and humor. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    This one basically just sticks to the real story, which has all the emotional wallop that's needed. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Streep is simply amazing to behold, an actress who invests every fiber of her being -- every gesture, every inflection, every strand of hair -- into her performance. show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Avoids the potentially suffocating pall of uplift hovering over its quite exhilarating story. show more

  • May 14, 2011 virginia346
    Report This User

    Incredibly good movie. Wish all teachers had this same heart.

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