Beca (Anna Kendrick) arrives at her new college to find herself not right for any clique but somehow muscled into one she never would have picked on her own.
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Edgy, teen-friendly musical comedy uplifts with song, heart.
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Fresh: "Pitch Perfect" doesn't take itself any more seriously than it has to, and has plenty of fun both sending up and celebrating its subject matter.
- Adam Graham, Detroit News, Friday, September 28, 2012
Fresh: "Pitch Perfect" is major key all the way, a blast of tuneful sugary cheer kicked up with enough tart humor to offset the glucose.
- Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, September 28, 2012
Fresh: What helps offset the predictable in this very predictable movie is a series of show-stopping numbers, so props to the folks who oversaw music and choreography. But the true saving grace is a few of the central players.
- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times, Thursday, September 27, 2012
I must admit the phrase "cu-throat college acapella contest" makes me laugh. But so did the movie. It was a very funny daughter of Glee and the question I have to ask is: don't kids do anything in school besides sing? Not that there's anything wrong with that and my own hs experience (if that's what you would call it) would have been more lighthearted with more singing. But the music was wonderful. The romance between the male and female leads is believable--he pushes in, she pushes away. The relationship between Becca and her father is spot on--father bargaining with her to go to college before persuing what is clearly her passion. The female types in movies never seem to change. Actually, neither do the males. Very entertaining.
- bathshebamonk, Monday, November 12, 2012
Jason Moore's Pitch Perfect isn't perfect by any means, but a comedic musical it definitely is.Despite a predictable storyline, the 110 minutes tend to fly by pretty quickly. The variety of characters and the humor that comes at the expense of them are a highlight and is exactly what keeps this film afloat.The musical numbers aren't necessarily exceptional, but they are amusing nonetheless with a mix of modern, as well as older pieces. At times, the story tends to shine away from the music, and focus more on the minor romance and spitting out laughs.Anna Kendrick proves worthy to carry a film like this and her singing voice is a nice touch. Rebel Wilson is full of laughs, while Anna Camp and Brittany Snow get by as some major supporting characters. Elizabeth Banks and John Michael Higgins are notable for their commentary.Pitch Perfect has character and that is enough to recommend for an aca-watch.
- skactopus, Saturday, November 3, 2012
Wouldn't say that it's pitch perfect, but certainly hits a lot of the right notes. Very, very close to becoming unwatchably cheesy at certain points, but it always caught itself just in time with a music number or close ups of Anna Kendrick being charming. Nothing but a good time. Mindless entertainment approved.
- jarobb3, Friday, October 19, 2012