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Joyful Noise

comedy, music & musicals, romance


OscarĀ® nominees Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton star in this funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    33%
  • Audience Score
    66%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    33%
    reviews counted: 19
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  • Audience

    66%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: It wants to be a charming, down-home good time, but it struggles to hit the right notes.

- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Friday, January 13, 2012

Rotten: "Joyful Noise" follows the book for sprightly musicals and small-town quirk.

- Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, January 12, 2012

Rotten: It's hard to enjoy the movie's charms when writer-director Todd Graff keeps trying to shove them down your throat.

- Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader, Thursday, January 12, 2012

Audience Reviews

3 stars

"Joyful Noise was indeed joyful. I liked it. I thought it had an essence of Glee and Sister Act going for it. The movie had a lot of emotions going on in it. You had mourning, joy, silliness, humor, and a lot of the times, heartfelt scenes. I thought everyone did a great job. I couldn't believe the Queen put Ms. Dolly in a headlock. That was pretty funny. It's something to watch with the kids. I enjoyed the singing and the ribbing Dolly and the Queen gave each other. I would probably see this again."

- LWOODS04, Tuesday, November 27, 2012

3 stars

"Joyful Noise was indeed joyful. I liked it. I thought it had an essence of Glee and Sister Act going for it. The movie had a lot of emotions going on in it. You had mourning, joy, silliness, humor, and a lot of the times, heartfelt scenes. I thought everyone did a great job. I couldn't believe the Queen put Ms. Dolly in a headlock. That was pretty funny. It's something to watch with the kids. I enjoyed the singing and the ribbing Dolly and the Queen gave each other. I would probably see this again."

- LWOODS04, Tuesday, November 27, 2012

3 stars

Corny, sappy and predictable, but I expected that. Big payoff at the end, which I expected and enjoyed. The rest of the movie was average at best. Dolly Parton's face is quite comical....

- itsjustme2004, Sunday, October 14, 2012