The Sound of Music
The Sound of Music (1965)

One of the most popular movie musicals of all time, The Sound of Music is based on the true story of the Trapp Family Singers. Julie Andrews stars as Maria, a young nun in an Austrian convent who regularly misses her morning prayers because… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: March 2, 1965
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2000
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Unapologetically sweet and maybe even a little corny, The Sound of Music will win over all but the most cynical filmgoers with its classic songs and irresistible warmth.

Kate Cameron
New York Daily News

Appealing to the whole family and giving Julie Andrews a chance to sing and perform charmingly, it presents Christopher Plummer as Captain Von Trapp, a role that is sure to enhance the popularity of this fine actor.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Call me a drongo, but this really is quite watchable (yes, I've seen it more than once).

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Arguably the best screen adaptation of a stage musical that has yet been made, and certainly the most improved over its source material.

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TIME Magazine

In dialogue, song and story, Music still contains too much sugar, too little spice.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

The septet of blond and beaming youngsters who have to act like so many Shirley Temples and Freddie Bartholomews when they were young do as well as could be expected with their assortedly artificial roles, but the adults are fairly horrendous.

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Tony Sloman
Radio Times

This artful crowd-pleaser continues to reach out to every generation, thanks to expert and unsentimental handling from director Robert Wise and a magnificent performance from Julie Andrews.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Every audience sniffle and tear has been taken into account.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The movie has almost everything: music, romance, kids, spectacular scenery, religion, sentiment, comedy high and low, and, at the end, intrigue and adventure.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

still charming after all these years

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
This is a very sickly sweet musical, but is guarenteed to entertain even the grumpiest of people!
Daniel Perry
An enthralling family classic that's the source of more popular songs than I knew - and already knew it was responsible for a lot - this might be as good… More
Alice Shen
SO RIDICULOUSLY HAPPY! The music and lyrics are beautiful and well-paced, save for a few woolly reprises. No one is too evil, except for the freakin'… More
Jim Careter
A classic musical, very cool and fun, a all time american movie, I love it.
Christian C
One of the best musicals ever!
Kevin M. Williams
There are two parts to this movie: the first is the blossoming romance between a Austrian baron and the governess of his seven children, and the second… More