• Released
  • March 22, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 39 min
  • Comedy
    Drama
  • 110 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: In 1968, an Australian girl group sings soul music for American troops in Vietnam.

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Critic Ratings

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83

Entertainment Weekly

The Sapphires is a movie for your heart (and your ears and moneymaker), not your head.
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

An exuberant celebration of Aboriginality that fizzes with humor and heart; its soulfulness goes beyond the embrace of a jukebox full of...
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75

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
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...
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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...
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
This mostly upbeat crowd-pleaser soothes the audience with glistening harmonies and familiar songs and doesn’t always handle the ugly past...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A potent combination of rousing music, appealing performances and an uplifting story renders this film-festival favorite nearly impossible...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Nell Minow
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...
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75

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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...
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Rated PG-13 | For Smoking, Sexuality, A Scene of War Violence, Some Language and Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Interesting true story has good music, not enough soul.
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POSITIVE MESSAGES
POSITIVE ROLE MODELS
VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF