Our Song Synopsis
Three teenage girls in a prize-winning marching band deal with problems in summertime New York City.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings

77
SEE ALL CRITIC REVIEWS
100

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
The movie's triumph is that we experience the ending, in which the three girls go mostly separate ways, not as a defeat but as a transition...
Full Review
100

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie draws us into the illusion that we're simply eavesdropping on the lives of three inner-city black and Hispanic girls.
Full Review
90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Directed with such a confident, delicate touch. Nothing is insisted on, yet whole lives are discovered and revealed in vignettes that seem...
Full Review
88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Heartbreaking? Sometimes. Involving? You bet.
Full Review
75

Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
Has an assured air, rich with scenes of affection, anger and reconciliation, along with moments of unfeigned humor.
Full Review
75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Anyone who understands the subtle shadings of friendship will appreciate Our Song's realistic slice of teen life.
Full Review
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
The movie's soul isn't its plot but the relationships among the girls.
Full Review
75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Has the courage to work without a net, aware that when you're a teenager, your life is not a story so much as a million possible stories.
Full Review
75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
That it all seems improvised on the spot (it was not) is testament to the power of a film that trusts its characters, its actors and its...
Full Review
63

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
A languid but refreshingly real depiction of female adolescence.
Full Review

Fan Reviews

Did You See This Movie?

Be the first to write a review!

More Info

Rated R | For Language and Some Teen Drug Use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Honest, positive look at urban teens; mature themes.
Read the Common Sense Media Review
POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF