Les Choristes Synopsis
A teacher at a strict boarding school reaches out to the students through music.

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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An enchantingly beautiful and moving film.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Like all good popular entertainments, the best of it sings.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Extremely goodhearted, if not exactly original or exciting.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
An appealing lead performance from its leading man and a wonderfully sentimental, if overly familiar, story line are the chief virtues of...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Like "Mr. Holland's Opus," only in French, with an all-boy cast in white shirts and short pants, The Chorus is the kind of sugary,...
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A crowd pleaser, even if it is unremarkable.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Most of the film, a debut feature directed by Christophe Barratier, is quite shamelessly formulaic. The Chorus redeems itself, though, with...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The crime of The Chorus isn't that it's corny. (I like corny.) It's that its corniness seems programmed.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

The film is finally a letdown.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie is rotten the way that only a denatured made-for-export slice of Gallic nostalgia can be.
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BRAVO for Les Choristes

By kajmm
My favorite movie!...

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Rated PG-13 | For some language/sexual references and violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Boarding school antics and the power of music.
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