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Reviews: Pitch Perfect (2012)

Reviews for this film from our members:

  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The film’s really all over the place and for every good bit, like a mid-movie Riff-off that’s like an A Cappella poetry slam, there is underserved excess, like Beca’s attempts to get the college radio station manager to play one of her mixes.
  • Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
    • Excerpt: Structurally Pitch Perfect is more akin to an underdog sports movie than a musical. If you were to take the basic beats of the story and just substitute baseball for singing, you’d have more or less the same basic film: You could even keep the title.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: This is a movie that has to come in at a PG-13 to get the teenagers, has to deliver the laughs, and the music has to be good. Mission aca-complished.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: There’s plenty of reason to doubt it has enough self-awareness to realize how awkward its mesh of cynicism and sincerity is.
  • Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Saucy, snarky and spirited…
  • MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: What’s charming and fun here gets a little overwhelmed by too much grossout stuff.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Dan Lybarger @ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
    • Excerpt: The laughs do come in “Pitch Perfect,” but as with precious metals, even naughty jokes need a little refining before they can attain their true worth.
  • Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
    • Excerpt: This is the kind of film that employs clichés just so it can make fun of them, then repurposes them to manufacture its own sweet catharsis. It’s a lot of fun, in its meta-punk way.
  • Ryan McNeil @ The Matinee
    • Excerpt: I sat down hoping to be aca-tained, but two hours later I just found myself aca-pointed.
  • Nell Minow @ The Movie Mom
    • Excerpt: The sensationally talented Anna Kendrick finally gets to play the lead in a story about the cutthroat world of a capella competitions. It’s “Stomp the Yard” with singing, or ”Glee Goes to College.” The songs are fabulously entertaining, the romance is sweet, Rebel Wilson’s understated zingers are hilarious, Kendrick is pure joy. John Michael Higgins (“Best in Show”) and co-producer Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games”) are the acid-tongued commentators at the big competitions.; And the projectile vomiting is torrential.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: The film is a joy to watch, a light feel-good film with a wonderful charm and a bright wit about it, brought to life by a fantastic cast working off a wry script. It’s never too heavy, and it never insists upon itself, but it’s engaging and fun in a way that makes it hard to resist.
  • [New – 4/18] | Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: It’s odd that a musical-comedy such as this could be so darned entertaining, but with a very impressive ensemble, a witty script and a very talented leading lady, Pitch Perfect delivers the goods.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guy’s Opinion
  • Phil Villarreal @ OK Magazine
    • Excerpt: There are so many reasons to hate Pitch Perfect, and yet it’s impossibly tough to do so.
Updated: July 10, 2015 — 11:02 am

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