The Sound of Music
Rodgers & Hammerstein's® cinematic treasure, The Sound of Music is the winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.
© 1965 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Argyle Enterprises. Renewed 1993 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Argyle Enterprises. © 1998 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Robert E. Wise. All rights reserved.
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Outstanding family film features glorious music.
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Rotten: 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.
- Bosley Crowther, New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2003
Rotten: Every audience sniffle and tear has been taken into account.
- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Fresh: Call me a drongo, but this really is quite watchable (yes, I've seen it more than once).
- Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Thursday, February 9, 2006
A bizarre Nazi musical with dozens of blond children running around singing about their fears, it makes no logistical sense but can be a lot of fun. Who ever knew that music was the weakness of the Third Reich? I can't really say that this is a bad movie, it's not, the sets and shots are well done and some of the grandest for a musical. However, it's ridiculously lengthy and one-noted most of the time. The story didn't warrant a three hour running time and it honestly ruins what could have been something much better. Without all those cheesy heart felt scenes, this could have been "THE" WWII musical.
- ythelastman89, Friday, June 4, 2010
Just didn't enjoy this movie. It put me to sleep. Nuff said.
- LWOODS04, Thursday, April 15, 2010
It?s been a while! Anyone who has visitied Austria can appreciate it?s beauty which is portrayed in the film. A very long film, which brings music, adventure, a partly true story and a political agenda. A much laughed at film, but I guess you have to have a love of musicals to entertain this. An enjoyable rewatch, which sparked a lot of nostalgia.
- 76Majikat, Saturday, October 31, 2009