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: March 22, 2013
DVD 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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Keeva Stratton
Rescu (Australia)

Jessica Mauboy and Deborah Mailman showcase womanhood, with all its glory and its challenges, in this uplifting drama.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The Sapphires" sparkles with sass and Motown soul.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

The Sapphires is hard to resist.

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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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Francesca Steele
Independent (UK)

This feelgood flick will almost certainly be an international hit and it is undeniably uplifting, the joyousness of soul music smoothing out the odd shifts in tone that arise as a result of the strange genre conflict.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Infectious "bio" about real life aboriginal girl band, popular with the soldiers in Vietnam while the U.S. was embroiled in that conflict there during… 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
Carlos Magalh„es
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
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
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
Liam Gadd
Chris O' Dowd is awesome.