75

Slant Magazine

Joyful Noise certainly has its demographics covered.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie's musical numbers are catchy and rollicking and, in their bright sunshiny way, rather soulful.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Though one wishes Graff's eye were as developed as his keen ear, he elicits rafter-raising musical performances from Latifah, Palmer, and Jordan that are irresistible fun.
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60

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
A well-intentioned, pleasant-enough picture that shoots off in too many directions to ever ignite.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
Like most ruckuses, it is frequently loud and not always intelligible.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Todd Graff's would-be inspirational film lift their voices in song that makes you smile, and squander their voices on dialogue that makes you cringe (but also smile in oddly pleasurable disbelief).
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Hot gospel singing and earnest family squabbles are all that distinguish Joyful Noise.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Joyful Noise seems tailor-made for an audience of churchgoers and "Glee" devotees.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
Staggeringly cornball and squeaky-clean even when flirting with such issues as interracial sexual rivalries.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Lots of talented young singers decorate the scenery, notably Jeremy Jordan (late of Broadway's failed Bonnie & Clyde but soon-to-open in Newsies)who has vocal and acting chops that shine even in this bucket of Glee Goes Gospel cornpone.
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44 out of 100
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