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1991 1.6/5 R SuperHD 117 minutes

After scouring Dublin to find musicians with soul, an aspiring band manager builds a band of locals with tons of raw talent -- and zero experience.

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Robert Arkins, Michael Aherne, Angeline Ball, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Dave Finnegan, Bronagh Gallagher, Félim Gormley, Glen Hansard, Dick Massey, Johnny Murphy, Ken McCluskey, Andrew Strong, Colm Meaney, Anne Kent, Andrea Corr, Gerard Cassoni Directed by Alan Parker

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Language: English

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Awards
  • Winner, Baftas - Best Direction 1992 Alan Parker
  • Nominee, Baftas - Best Supporting Actor nominee 1992 Andrew Strong
  • Nominee, Golden Globe Awards - Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee 1992
  • Nominee, Academy Awards - Best Film Editing nominee 1992
  • Winner, Baftas - Best Film 1992
NYT Review

— Janet Maslin Read the review

Rotten Tomatoes® Scores
  88%   90%
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®
 

The film offers no message, no solutions, only a great time at the movies.

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine, 2008-08-20

 

Director Alan Parker's story of a band of young Dubliners playing American '60s soul is fresh, well-executed and original.

Variety Staff, Variety, 2008-03-10

 

This is probably Alan Parker's best film, in part because it's one of his most modest.

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader, 2008-03-10

 

Foul-mouthed, fast-talking and very funny, this is Parker's best to date.

Geoff Andrew, Time Out, 2006-06-24

 

Mr. Parker is capable of whipping a series of quick, well-edited snippets into a happy collage of musical high spirits.

Janet Maslin, New York Times, 2003-05-20

 

As music and human comedy, it works just fine.

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, 2000-01-01

 

The musical numbers, actually performed by the on-screen band, are sensational.

Desson Thomson, Washington Post, 2000-01-01

 

Alan Parker's sexy, hilarious, exuberantly energetic new film, The Commitments, has so much rhythmic juice that it's nearly impossible to stay in your seat.

Hal Hinson, Washington Post, 2000-01-01

 

Parker keeps going for the glitz. He may have shot The Commitments in Ireland, but his soul never left Hollywood.

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 2001-05-12

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