The Sapphires
The Sapphires (2013)

Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES follows four vivacious, young and talented Australian Aboriginal girls from a remote mission as they learn about love, friendship and war when their all girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 6, 2013
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Critic Score: 91% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it's plenty predictable and sentimental, The Sapphires also has an irresistible feel-good vibe, winning music and charming performances to spare.

Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

This charming Australian import has a groove much like other low-key, let's-put-on-a-show indies such as Hear My Song and The Commitments, and never uses its social conscience as simply backbeat.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

"The Sapphires" feels like a movie you've already seen, but it's nonetheless thoroughly enjoyable, like a pop song that's no less infectious when you know every word.

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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

The clichés are rendered painless by excellent performances from the five principles, with O'Dowd and Mailman particularly standing out.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

The harmonies they strike in this reality-inspired charmer are sweetly sublime.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The Sapphires" sparkles with sass and Motown soul.

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Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

A heavy-handed anti-racism message isn't easier to take when played to a Motown beat, though the Australian comedy-drama The Sapphires acts otherwise.

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Michael Posner
Globe and Mail

You could drive an Abrams tank through the film's plot holes, but you'll likely be too busy enjoying yourself to bother.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

Sapphires is hardly a cinematic diamond mine. But this Commitments-style mashup of music and melodrama manages to entertain without demanding too much of its audience.

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Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Sapphires has too many facets.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Even those who are not easily moved by a fairly conventional and predictable movie like this one will have plenty to enjoy in such a poignant feel-good story… More
Mark Hobin
Despite the common trappings, there are definitely elements that make The Sapphires a unique take on a ordinary subject. It touches on the children of… More
Cynthia S.
Really good, uplifting film, based on an actual female singing group. The story built around their trip to Vietnam is purely writer's prerogative, but very… More
Nicki Marie
Enjoyed this. The romance at the end felt forced to me, and I didn't buy it, but overall it was a nice little movie which dragged just a little in the… More
Anthony Lawrie
A bit cheesy and a bit predictable and the race issue wasn't consistent enough to have the impact I believe they were initially going for. It had… More
Liam Gadd
Chris O' Dowd is awesome.