The Sound of Music 1965

Critics score:
86 / 100

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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. Read more

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. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Every audience sniffle and tear has been taken into account. Read more

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. Read more

TIME Magazine: In dialogue, song and story, Music still contains too much sugar, too little spice. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Call me a drongo, but this really is quite watchable (yes, I've seen it more than once). Read more

Whitney Willaims, Variety: A warmly pulsating, captivating drama. Read more