Reviews for this film from our members:
Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
Excerpt: Get the soundtrack. Skip the movie.
Chris Barsanti @ Film Racket
Excerpt: …a grin-machine Roman candle of a film.
Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
Patrick Bromley @ F This Movie!
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ SpiritualityandPractice.com
Excerpt: A romantic drama that captures and conveys the healing power of music.
Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
Excerpt: a wistful breeze of a film, the perfect antidote to summer’s cacaphonous blockbusters.
Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog
Excerpt: If Once was [director John] Carney’s “Funeral”, then Begin Again is his “Neon Bible”; a slicker, more polished sophomore effort that has much the same romanticism that its predecessor had, but lacks that sense of intimacy.
Carlos del Río @ El rincón de Carlos del Río [Spanish]
Excerpt: Begin Again” tiene un guión que a veces está muy forzado y cuenta demasiadas cosas, pero los dos protagonistas están tan bien, y tiene momentos tan buenos, que el conjunto es encantador y te hace sentir muy bien.
Billy Donnelly @ This Is Infamous
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Excerpt: Begin Again doesn’t fully trust the magic Steve sees in music and, as a result, too often reverts to the banal of declaring what doesn’t need to be said. João Marcos Flores @ Cineviews [Portuguese]
Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
Excerpt: Once again – buy the soundtrack.
Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
Excerpt: Director John Carney deftly extracts the talent to sing from Keira Knightley with the ability to act from Adam Levine. He minimizes their limitations and highlights their strengths.
Travis Hopson @ Examiner
Excerpt: Begin Again is a more polished studio effort with much bigger stars, and yet it recaptures much of the magic that made Once so special.
MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
Excerpt: A hugely satisfying ode to entrepreneurial creativity, and a glorious love letter to New York City and the art it inspires. I love this movie so much.
Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
Excerpt: No conflict is strong enough to survive the almighty pop song.
Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
Excerpt: Impossible not to like and mostly bucking the banal routes it could have easily taken, “Begin Again” might have arrived second in line, but it offers plenty of irresistible merits of its own.
Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com Simon Miraudo @ Quickflix
Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
Excerpt: Begin Again is a hymn to the independent spirit that endures in art and music.
Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
Excerpt: It’s not a complete success, but I really liked most of this fun, breezy film, which is filled with some catchy indie-pop tunes and terrific New York atmosphere.
[New – 7/2/15] | Nuno Reis @ Antestreia [Portuguese]
Excerpt: Tal como aconteceu com o díptico de Roberto Benigni “La Vita è Bella”/”La Tigre e la Neve”, não é que este filme seja mau, mas é demasiado parecido com uma obra-prima anterior do mesmo autor. Pela ordem contrária, talvez a obra-prima parecesse um filme menor.
Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian] Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: Another nice musical spin by Carney on the conventions of quasi-romantic dramedy.
Mel Valentin @ VeryAware.com
Excerpt: Once was almost enough. Twice is two too many.
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