American Harmony
American Harmony (2009)

This quirky documentary follows four quartets as they prepare for and participate in the International Championships of Barbershop Singing, a major event for the hopefuls who compete for the title with old timey harmonies and style.

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 14, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 5, 2011
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Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader

if you can get past the cutesy mugging and preening onstage, you may find the true creative talent refreshing.

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Sarah Boslaugh

American Harmony is the Pumping Iron of barbershop quartet singing.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

American Harmony is a successful greatest hits compilation of top-level performances of recent years; but that makes you want it to be so much more.

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Sarah Bryan Miller
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The documentary gives too brief an introduction to the basics of barbershop and doesn't tell us how most of the singers got hooked. It does capture the intensity and the personalities of the competition -- and it makes us care who wins.

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