Imdb Code: 0098335
Release date: 2016-12-21
Director: Illumination Entertainment
Age restriction: 13
A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world's animals in order to save his elegant theater in this quirky animated musical.Tweet
Last 50 Comments About Sing Movie
- Chris Nashawaty (Entertainment Weekly) / 7, 14 2017
Just wondering, but if these sisters are indeed capable of doing it for themselves as the film insists, why can't at least one of them do it without a man?
- Claudia Puig (USA Today) / 7, 14 2017
It quickly becomes a by-the-book, overly-simplified look at a quintet of single moms who find common ground coping with the challenges of raising middle-school age children and finding romance.
- Alonso Duralde (TheWrap) / 7, 14 2017
In any other movie, the filmmaker would rightly be accused of trafficking in lazy stereotypes, but lazy stereotypes are the beachhead into which Tyler Perry has firmly planted his flag.
- David Rooney (Hollywood Reporter) / 7, 26 2017
A rite-of-passage romance wrapped in a let's-make-a-band scenario, the disarming film colors its social realism with the kind of wish-fulfillment fantasy often found in a four-minute music video.
- Cary Darling (Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com) / 7, 21 2017
A good-natured, old-fashioned, crowd-pleasing Irish pop musical that doesn't go anywhere unexpected but has a great time getting there.
- Stephen Whitty (New York Daily News) / 7, 13 2017
"Sing Street" is just like the old singles it idolizes - sharp, slick, snappy. And it leaves you with nothing more than an urge to sit through it all again.
- Peter Howell (Toronto Star) / 7, 21 2017
Sing Street knows what it takes to form your own band, made by a guy who really loves music.
- Scott Marks (San Diego Reader) / 7, 21 2017
John Carney (Begin Again) once again tries to reheat a Once souffle and instead serves up a flat, cheerily antiseptic period musical.
- Jordan Hoffman (New York Daily News) / 7, 14 2017
[T]his is a film about catharsis and camaraderie, not logic.
- Kyle Smith (New York Post) / 7, 14 2017
If "Once" was a densely crafted album, "Sing Street" is more like a perfectly crafted single: "Crazy Little Thing Called Youth."
- Stephanie Zacharek (TIME Magazine) / 7, 14 2017
You've seen every element of Sing Street hundreds of times before-it's Carney's knack for assembling them that makes the difference.
- Moira MacDonald (Seattle Times) / 7, 28 2017
Carney has an uncanny way of telling a story through music. "Sing Street" reminds us of being young and lost in a song, realizing with a jolt that someone else had the same feelings we did.
- Rex Reed (New York Observer) / 7, 21 2017
Sing Street has the potential to achieve unmistakable popularity with not only teens but also audiences of all ages.
- Colin Covert (Minneapolis Star Tribune) / 7, 28 2017
In three features, Carney has made his personal greatest hits album.
- Gary Goldstein (Los Angeles Times) / 7, 14 2017
Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club is a sitcom masquerading as a feature film. And given Perry's snowballing small-screen presence, an eventual TV show of it would be no surprise.
- Alan Scherstuhl (Village Voice) / 7, 13 2017
Singing, dreaming, making out: Despite some familiar formula, these characters make all three feel new again.
- J. R. Jones (Chicago Reader) / 7, 21 2017
Here [Carney's] got the balance just right, delivering a funny and heartfelt tale about a Dublin teen in the mid-80s.
- Leslie Felperin (Hollywood Reporter) / 7, 11 2017
A veritable farmyard of fun.
- Guy Lodge (Variety) / 7, 25 2017
Lightning strikes thrice as Irish writer-director John Carney's let's-make-a-band formula once more yields winning results.
- Steven Rea (Philadelphia Inquirer) / 7, 22 2017
Carney understands how music not only provides a soundtrack for a life, but can change a life, too.
- Peter Keough (Boston Globe) / 7, 16 2017
In Tyler Perry's latest opus, "The Single Moms Club," he demonstrates how disparate stereotypes can find common ground through the power of a single cliche.
- Brian Truitt (USA Today) / 7, 14 2017
Carney digs deeper than the usual universal love story to comment on Irish life in 1985 and sets it to a soundtrack that hits all the right notes for those with fond memories of Swatch watches and Trapper Keepers.
- Walter V. Addiego (San Francisco Chronicle) / 7, 21 2017
Don't be deterred by the timeworn material - as a romantic vision of youth and rock, "Sing Street" is number one with a bullet.
- Adam Graham (Detroit News) / 7, 06 2017
As a testament to the power of music, the bond of brotherhood and the boundless possibilities of youth, "Sing Street" just plain works.
- Frank Scheck (Hollywood Reporter) / 7, 14 2017
This is a club that you don't want to join.
- Peter Keough (Boston Globe) / 7, 21 2017
Those put off by the prospect of a musical in the '80s pop style of Duran Duran or Pet Shop Boys should cast their prejudices aside when it comes to John Carney's "Sing Street." You might find yourself singing along.
- Joshua Rothkopf (Time Out) / 7, 15 2017
Built out of crowd-pleasing elements as durable as a lacquered, sky-high '80s hairdo, writer-director John Carney's coming-of-age musical is a synth-drenched joy: a tuneful, deeply personal ode to the impulse that forges a high school rock band.
- Sheila O'Malley (RogerEbert.com) / 7, 14 2017
"The Single Moms Club" is almost good.
- Joe Morgenstern (Wall Street Journal) / 7, 14 2017
The whole film is unlikely, a joyous story of youth, innocence, sweet earnestness, charming ineptitude and a shaky but productive belief on the hero's part that he can do anything he pleases.
- Tim Grierson (The New Republic) / 7, 14 2017
The beguiling modesty of the film ends up being even more important than its music or incredibly likable characters. Like most of the bands it honors, "Sing Street" may be a bit disposable, but its electric emotions linger like a warm memory.
- Richard Brody (New Yorker) / 7, 18 2017
It's all too sweet and easy, and the band's music-which is composed by John Carney, the movie's writer and director, and Gary Clark-is bland and overproduced.
- Amy Nicholson (L.A. Weekly) / 7, 14 2017
This is How Stella Got Her Groove Back for the Pop-Tart crowd, a wish-fulfillment weepie that narrowly clears Perry's low bar, thanks mostly to Wendi McLendon-Covey and Cocoa Brown
- Alison Willmore (BuzzFeed News) / 7, 04 2017
The film captures the earnestness and the silliness of the boys' efforts, but also how little that matters when you're discovering what it feels like to create something.
- Connie Ogle (Miami Herald) / 7, 28 2017
Sing Street feels personal, as well as universal, and it captures the warring factions of youthful euphoria and despair.
- Bilge Ebiri (New York Magazine/Vulture) / 7, 05 2017
Though Sing Street is much more stylized and broad than Once, it remains true to Carney's fondness for grounded fantasy.
- Steve Pond (TheWrap) / 7, 19 2017
It starts out fun and then sneaks up on you for a final stretch that is both rousing and genuinely emotional.
- Scott Foundas (Variety) / 7, 14 2017
A surprisingly sharp and funny female-empowerment ensembler.
- Ann Hornaday (Washington Post) / 7, 21 2017
Warm, ingratiating, with a beat you can dance to, "Sing Street" is a feel-good movie that never demands to be liked. Instead it asks, politely and irresistibly.
- Alonso Duralde (TheWrap) / 7, 14 2017
Fans of Carney's lush romanticism and hook-laden lyricism will be thrilled to add this one to their playlist.
- Nicolas Rapold (New York Times) / 7, 14 2017
Mr. Perry's latest film touches upon some recognizable and realistic challenges with efficient compassion, but there's probably more dramatic tension in a car pool than in this film's collection of predicaments.
- Christopher Orr (The Atlantic) / 7, 24 2017
I could scarcely be more delighted to report that Carney has rediscovered the magic of Once with Sing Street, another tiny, winsome charmer set in Dublin.
- Bill Goodykoontz (Arizona Republic) / 7, 28 2017
A delightful film that is almost impossible to watch without a smile on your face.
- Peter Debruge (Variety) / 7, 11 2017
For Illumination Entertainment, "Sing" is a game-changer, underscoring why company founder Chris Meledandri is the hottest name in animation today.
- Bill Zwecker (Chicago Sun-Times) / 7, 13 2017
While the subject is very timely and worthy, this lame tale just falls completely flat.
- A.A. Dowd (AV Club) / 7, 14 2017
The fun of Sing Street, set during a big boom period for U.K. rock, is that it allows Carney's fond, romanticized memories of his glory days to double as a musical history lesson .
- Calvin Wilson (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) / 7, 29 2017
With its intriguing characters and exhilarating music, "Sing Street" is the best film about being young, gifted and Irish since "The Commitments."
- David Ehrlich (indieWIRE) / 7, 14 2017
Once with a bigger budget and smaller actors, this is a winsomely entertaining musical tribute to how passion can pave the way towards a better life.
- Katie Walsh (Los Angeles Times) / 7, 15 2017
A sweetly funny, charming and poignant depiction of this very specific time in life - at once universal and specific - when anything seems possible. And with killer pop tunes to boot.
- Sheila O'Malley (RogerEbert.com) / 7, 15 2017
Carney has a humorous and loving eye for detail, an intuitive ear for dialogue, and the film is extremely personal in a way that is universal.
- A.O. Scott (New York Times) / 7, 14 2017
The movie understands how enchantment and disappointment go together, like the A and B sides of a single that won't leave the turntable.