The Chorus (Les Choristes)
The Chorus (Les Choristes) (2005)

French producer and musician Christophe Barratier makes his directorial debut with the drama Les Choristes, inspired by the 1947 film La Cage aux Rossignols. Wildly successful orchestra conductor Pierre Morhange (Jacques Perrin) returns… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 14, 2005
DVD Release Date: May 3, 2005
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While predictable, this low-key heartwarmer manages to be uplifting without overdoing the sentiment.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It never aims higher than a sweet sort of middling. And it succeeds.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Rises above feelgood status by virtue of its credible acting and outstanding score.

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David Gurney
Common Sense Media

Boarding school antics and the power of music.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

There's very little in The Chorus you haven't seen before, but the movie's depth of sentiment -- especially its profound humanism -- makes it worth experiencing again.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

We smile and maybe even weep on cue, but we're still kept at a distance looking in, peering through a pretty window.

Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

So infused with nostalgia, optimism and authenticity, it will prove irresistible to the older art-house demographic.

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Nelson Pressley
Washington Post

Ultimately effective on its own unambitious terms, but it's not the freshest thing to come down the pike.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

It says nothing new about its well-worn theme of teacher as deliverer.

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Russ Breimeier
Christianity Today

Les Choristes isn't quite as forced and syrupy as Mr. Holland's Opus or Music of the Heart, but it's not a classic like To Sir with Love or Goodbye, Mr. Chips either.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
It is very easy to feel enchanted by the beautiful songs and the accessible, formulaic narrative, but the problem is that this film is in fact a silly fantasy… More
Jan Marc Macababayao
The Chorus is a charming story of hope infused with so much optimism and nostalgia. Genuine, heartwarming, and greatly inspiring. A humble, beautiful ballad to… More
Christian C
Touching and moving film about the profound impact youth and hope can have on the roadweary willing to take chances and accept the hands dealt...and vice versa.… More
Spencer S.
Family friendly, heartfelt, and a cinematic masterpiece. A contender for Best Foreign Film, it delivers.
Cynthia S.
Beautiful movie! Sweet. Heart warming. Charming. The actual chorus of young children they used for this movie sang like angels. This little film gives me hope… More
Arash Xak
Power of music, A good feel-good movie