Reviews: The Sapphires (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • [New – 8/8] | Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: The Sapphires is a very easy film to like, but a bit too routine to produce a stronger appreciation. Competently told, this true tale will hold your attention and make you laugh in spite of relying on some well-worn devices.
  • Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: You’ve seen this type of tale many times before and television director Wayne Blair’s transition to the big screen can be a bit shaky, but the inspired-by-a-true-story Aboriginal slant adds interest, the actresses create unique characters and Chris O’Dowd really shines.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Singin’, swingin’ and sparkly, it’s a sentimental, feel-good crowd-pleaser.
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: You’ve seen this story before, but never pulled off with so much joie de vivre.
  • Matt Looker @ The Shiznit
    • Excerpt: Set against the backdrop of the Vietnam War and dealing with issues of racism and segregation, this tale of four women struggling against the odds is a hard-hitting… no wait, it’s an Aussie comedy about some singers. Don’t worry, forget all that other stuff – the film certainly has.
  • Piers Marchant @ Sweet Smell of Success
  • Nell Minow @
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: The “goldilocks” of feel-good cinema, the movie balances its tone well. It’s never too heavy, but it’s never too light.
  • Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies
    • Excerpt: The Sapphires is a rockin’ tribute to human drive and values and a poignant story of love, forgiveness and race amidst the bombs and casualties of war.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A musical crowd-pleaser that hits every predictable note in working its way to a triumphant conclusion.

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