Pitch Perfect Reviews

  • Without the music, the movie might have been painful, but the songs, Auto-Tuned and processed as they are, generate a hooky bliss. They're the chewy center of this ultra-synthetic hard candy.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Only occasionally funny and not at all illuminating about the rich world of a cappella singing.

    Neil Genzlinger — New York Times

  • The spirited a cappella singing in Pitch Perfect makes a predictable, feather-light coming-of-age film irresistibly fun.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • "Pitch Perfect" totally gets one critical fact: A cappella singing contests are both a little bit amazing and a little bit ridiculous. The tone that the film strikes is a perfect balance between the two extremes.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • The throwaway lines in Kay Cannon's script are so many and so expertly deployed that you basically spend the whole movie digging through the trash.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • The girls, for the most part, are genuinely funny, weird, real, and, most excitingly, confident.

    Laura Beck — Village Voice

  • [It] could have used a little more spontaneous spirit and a little less manufactured sass. What it has going for it, though, is an amiably enthusiastic cast.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • ...it never ends up being anything like a fully realized version of any of the movies it's lifting its jokes and/or tones from.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • Warblers win the day in this sweet-natured film (based on a swell behind-the-scenes book by Mickey Rapkin) about the life and loves of collegians from competing a-cappella groups.

    Bruce Diones — New Yorker

  • It's a twentysomething song-and-dance movie built around rival a cappella groups. That's more exciting than dueling string quartets, I suppose - but no, the quartets would be performing better material.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • The musical numbers, however, are quite good, if only because they're so disjointed from the narrative.

    Drew Hunt — Chicago Reader

  • I smiled for the first half of the movie and started laughing hysterically when a supporting character hijacked it from its stars.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • "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

  • To paraphrase one of the characters in the movie, it's A-Ca-Awesome.

    Randy Cordova — Arizona Republic

  • As spirited and irresistible as the college a cappella craze it celebrates, Pitch Perfect is a cheeky delight.

    Justin Chang — Variety

  • A movie that's made to be obsessed over, seen 50 times, quoted as devoutly as such sacred texts as "Heathers" and "Bring It On."

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • Luckily, the good outweighs the bad in this bright 'n' breezy comedy about competitive a cappella singing groups.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • Far more often than not, Pitch Perfect lives up to its own title.

    William Goss — Film.com

  • A let's-put-on-a-show story so steeped in backlot Hollywood convention it almost embarrasses itself, with the difference being it really doesn't care.

    Geoff Pevere — Globe and Mail

  • Pitch Perfect looks, sounds, and feels like pretty much every other movie that features a singing or dancing competition.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

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