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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    You could call it an Aussie "Dreamgirls." I'd call it a blast of joy and music that struts right into your heart. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A potent combination of rousing music, appealing performances and an uplifting story renders this film-festival favorite nearly impossible to resist. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The Sapphires isn't flawless, but who cares? It's a joyous affair that's distinguished by its music, and by the buoyant spirit of its stars. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A sloppy, sentimental story line and pivotal plot turns that are only sketchily realized undermine the life-on-the-road misadventures. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    An exuberant celebration of Aboriginality that fizzes with humor and heart; its soulfulness goes beyond the embrace of a jukebox full of Motown, Stax and Atlantic Records hits. show more

  • 75
    Nell Minow Chicago Sun-Times

    The Sapphires is clearly a labor of love for all involved. It's also a warm tribute to four women for whom success as performers was just the beginning. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    This mostly upbeat crowd-pleaser soothes the audience with glistening harmonies and familiar songs and doesn’t always handle the ugly past simmering just below its surface gracefully. show more

  • 75
    Sara Stewart New York Post

    The upstart Sapphires are a smash to watch as they cover soul tunes like “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “What a Man” and “I Can’t Help Myself.” show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The group’s lead singer is Julie (Jessica Mauboy, an Australian R&B singer and runner-up on the fourth season of Australian Idol). You could drive an Abrams tank through the film’s plot holes, but you’ll likely be too busy enjoying yourself to bother. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The script is corny and cliched and goes the way you expect it to go. But those things never stopped any movie from working with an audience. show more

  • July 16, 2013 arthur1591
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    Great Move The Best Movie This Year I like to See a 2nd One Come Out Next Year Totally Enjoyable

  • May 22, 2013 George
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    This is a totally feel-good movie with great music, creative casting and some very thought-provoking cultural underpinnings ... the Australian aboriginy problem, black soldiers in Vietnam, Martin Luther King, Vietnam, etc.. The characters are unique and quite wonderful. I don\'t understand why this movie isn\'t getting more press!

  • May 16, 2013 everrite
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    Totally enjoyable, don\'t miss this one

  • April 27, 2013 qf00000000029576
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    I loved this film!

  • April 13, 2013 westsw
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    An Oscar contender!

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