Movie Reviews

Into the Woods Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Sondheim's fairy tale musical is dark, complex, sublime.
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(Release Year: 2014)
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Black Nativity Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Christmas musical is feel-good story of faith, forgiveness.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2013)
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Metallica: Through the Never Movie Poster Image
age 17+
Heavy-metal concert meets a thunderous horror movie.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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CBGB Movie Poster Image
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age 17+
Weak drama but great rock-'n'-roll (plus sex and drugs).
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Sound of Music Live! Movie Poster Image
age 6+
Telecast of classic has same great music, not as much magic.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Shrek the Musical Movie Poster Image
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age 9+
Musical version is edgier, not as fun as animated movie.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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The Sapphires Movie Poster Image
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age 13+
Interesting true story has good music, not enough soul.
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(Release Year: 2013)
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Les Miserables Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Excellent film adaptation of gritty, heartbreaking musical.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2012)
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Pitch Perfect Movie Poster Image
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age 14+
Edgy, teen-friendly musical comedy uplifts with song, heart.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Rock of Ages Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Musical has more glam than grit, except for drinking.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Rags Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Sweet modern fairytale shows off singing talents of stars.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Let It Shine Movie Poster Image
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age 7+
Rousing rap-style musical has family-friendly themes.
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(Release Year: 2012)
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Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Movie Poster Image
age 10+
"Greatest hits" show is tame enough for tween Gleeks.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Bands on the Run Movie Poster Image
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age 6+
Issue-free animated adventure might stretch your patience.
On DVD/Streaming
(Release Year: 2011)
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Lemonade Mouth Movie Poster Image
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age 8+
Melodic Disney movie has great messages for families.
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(Release Year: 2011)
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Burlesque Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Sexy musical is forgettable despite talented stars.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Standing Ovation Movie Poster Image
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age 10+
Tween musical competition with mean behavior, name-calling.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Stomp the Yard: Homecoming Movie Poster Image
age 13+
Direct-to-DVD sequel lacks spark but is fine for teens.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Movie Poster Image
age 8+
Talented Disney stars boost tween-friendly sequel.
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(Release Year: 2010)
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Nine Movie Poster Image
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age 15+
Sensual musical about love and art has mature themes.
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(Release Year: 2009)
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