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Once Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    88

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Until Once, I'm not sure that I'd ever seen a small-scale, nonstylized, kitchen-sink drama in which the songs take on the majesty and devotion of a musical dream.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Once is the kind of film I've been pestered about ever since I started reviewing again. People couldn't quite describe it, but they said I had to see it. I had to. Well, I did. They were right.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Once proves to be as smart and funny as it is sweet; it swirls with ambiguity and conflict beneath a simple surface. In all of 88 minutes, Mr. Carney's singular fable follows its guy and girl through a week of musical and emotional growth that could suffice for a lifetime.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter James Greenberg

    The film has enormous charm and zero pretense.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Once is a film for anyone who has ever been transported by the power and passion of music.

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