Song Of Names

6.41 h 53 min2019PG-13
Music brought them together, but time would tear them apart.
Francois Girard
Tim RothClive OwenCatherine McCormack
DramaMilitary and WarMusic Videos and Concerts
English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Jonah Hauer-King
Lyse LafontaineRobert Lantos
Sony Pictures Classics
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.4 out of 5 stars

562 global ratings

  1. 65% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 18% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 3% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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PookaReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Deep insightful movie, glad to have found it and watched it
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My mother grew up in occupied territory during WWII, not as a Jew but as a daughter of a Partisan soldier. So the loss of family she endured changed her forever. Seeing a movie like this helps me understand her just that little bit more and put into perspective not just the magnitude of the lives lost in camps, etc, in terms of numbers/statistics but in terms of value and actual families disappearing. Having no one to remember you after your untimely and completely unnecessary death. Enduring this type of loss is a pain that's pretty unrelateable, and this movie does an excellent job at being poignant and helping to get others to try to relate and understand that level of grief and loss.
31 people found this helpful
Stephanie CowellReviewed in the United States on June 2, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
I was so moved by this film
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I saw it twice in a few days and could easily see it a few times more. All the actors are wonderful, particularly the young actor Luke Doyle (a schoolboy from Wells Cathedral School in real life) who plays the prodigy violinist as a child and Clive Owen who breaks my heart as prodigy in midlife. I read that the director François Girard would have no one else but Owen in that role and I can see why. I can never forget SONG OF NAMES!
24 people found this helpful
Devin MunceReviewed in the United States on April 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Heart rending
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What a beautifully written film. I was riveted throughout and found myself wishing it wouldn't end. Yes, these are horrific realities that took place in modern times, and yes it could happen again. I so appreciate how well done this was, from start to finish, and I will never forget.
16 people found this helpful
A. MacLarenReviewed in the United States on March 27, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
A film for the heart and soul
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Sweeping sweeping story of family, heritage and music. Nuanced and well acted.
17 people found this helpful
RLM -IowanReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie enjoyed watching
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Great movie enjoyed a lot... a story development that keeps you in the movie. Won’t say a lot except that the story is about 2 boys who grow up at a tumultuous time during World War 2 and after. Good enough to spend the time watching.
11 people found this helpful
IZReviewed in the United States on April 6, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Movie to remember.
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Breath taking story, outstanding cast and play.
14 people found this helpful
dansedufeuReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Unusual, yet plausable
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Despite plot inconsistencies and dead ends, this is a very watchable film. The high point is also the emotional turning point for the protagonist (no spoilers).
6 people found this helpful
Ales DvorakReviewed in the United States on January 6, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
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Unfortunately the film does not exactly follow the book too well and some significant parts are quite different. I think the film did some things better than the book though; the book was not exactly that great either. I have read some of the other reviews and I am inclined to agree about some of the critiques of the characters of the film. The film is one of those you watch once and say "meh"
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