• Released
  • July 30, 2010
  • (Limited 7/30, Wide Release 8/6)
  • PG-13 , 2 hr 0 min
  • Drama

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The crowd-pleasing comic Euro-drama The Concert is, at its musical center, as full of ripe emotion as Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major. It's also as darkly funny as a Slavic farce, a composition of sweet cacophony.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
Builds beautifully from a farcical premise that requires a suspension of disbelief to a musical climax that washes away our cynicism in a wave of honest tears.
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Manipulative, overly sentimental, sometimes ludicrous and almost completely irresistible.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Though The Concert swerves and skids, it never goes off the road, and when the moment counts, when things really make a difference, the film comes through beautifully.
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By Michelle Orange
A pleasant dramatic caper that wears out its welcome, The Concert is the houseguest who sings a little too loudly and too long for his supper, tone deaf to the line between charm and imposition.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
All in all, not good, but not bad.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A passable, sometimes skillful farce.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
How much control are you willing to cede when you see a movie? Because director Radu Mihaileanu is fiercely determined to manipulate your every emotion.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
A discordant mix of melodrama and chaotic farce.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The Concert is an art-house trap, the cinematic equivalent of one of those salads that turns out to have more calories than a Big Mac. And for the same reason: gobs of thick, sweet dressing.
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60 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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