The Hack Stamp: PITCH PERFECT | Buzz Blog

Friday, September 28, 2012


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The a cappella "underdog competition" comedy Pitch Perfect scored plenty of Glee comparisons from critics -- as well as plenty of predictable music-based metaphors. ---

What kind of "notes" did Pitch Perfect hit? This week's Hack Stamp-ing critics are happy to inform us:

“Belatedly riffing on the TV series Glee might have produced some sour notes, but Pitch Perfect finds just the right tone.” – Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Despite its ebullience, technical polish and desire to please, the picture comes across as overly derivative and hits a surprising number of sour notes.” – Frank Swietek, One Guy’s Opinion

“A sassy girl-power comedy with attitude and acerbic wit to spare, Pitch Perfect hits all the right notes.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News

“A well-groomed, funny and altogether special musical comedy, Pitch Perfect hits an abundance of right notes…” – Brent Simon, Screen International

Others were quite concerned about tone and key:

“If you’re not grinning by the end of this light, funny crowd-pleaser, consider yourself tone deaf.” – Connie Ogle, Miami Herald

Pitch Perfect suffers from being tone deaf.” – Willie Waffle,

Pitch Perfect is major key all the way.” – Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle

“As pieced-together-by-committee as this sometimes feels, Perfect is never off-key.” – Roger Moore, McClatchy Tribune News Service

Special credit to Hack Stamp stalwart Mike Scott for giving us a sense for how we should respond to the film:

Pitch Perfect overcomes any individual stumbles to become the sum of all of its parts, and that’s something worth singing about.” – Mike Scott, Times Picayune

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