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The Sapphires is a movie for your heart (and your ears and moneymaker), not your head. Read full review
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. Read full review
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. Read full review
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.” Read full review
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. Read full review
You could call it an Aussie "Dreamgirls." I'd call it a blast of joy and music that struts right into your heart.
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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. Read full review
A potent combination of rousing music, appealing performances and an uplifting story renders this film-festival favorite nearly impossible to resist. Read full review
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. Read full review
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