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Songcatcher Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 4.0
    63

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    A good subject has been ill-served by Ms. Greenwald's cliched script and clumsy direction.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    With a half-dozen characters sorting out life's woes, the pacing is a couple of beats faster than languorous — just enough to sustain one's interest.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    There are mountain tunes as powerful as moonshine to be enjoyed in Songcatcher -- but there's also a mighty mushy heap of corn pone to be swallowed.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Perhaps too laden with messages for its own good, but it has many moments of musical beauty, and it's interesting to watch Janet McTeer.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Loren King

    Any film about the folk tradition is required to have a stellar soundtrack, and Songcatcher does not disappoint.

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