Best-Reviewed Musical/Music Films 2015



Love & Mercy (2015)

Adjusted Score: 98.238%
Critics Consensus: As unconventional and unwieldy as the life and legacy it honors, Love & Mercy should prove moving for Brian Wilson fans while still satisfying neophytes.
Synopsis: LOVE & MERCY presents an unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys.... [More]
Directed By: Bill Pohlad

Adjusted Score: 95.241%
Critics Consensus: Straight Outta Compton is a biopic that's built to last, thanks to F. Gary Gray's confident direction and engaging performances from a solid cast.
Synopsis: In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young... [More]
Directed By: F. Gary Gray


Danny Collins (2015)

Adjusted Score: 81.352%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to Al Pacino's stirring central performance - and excellent work from an esteemed supporting cast -- Danny Collins manages to overcome its more predictable and heavy-handed moments to deliver a heartfelt tale of redemption.
Synopsis: Al Pacino stars as aging 1970s rocker Danny Collins, who can't give up his hard-living ways. But when his manager... [More]
Directed By: Dan Fogelman


Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

Adjusted Score: 72.279%
Critics Consensus: Pitch Perfect 2 sings in sweet comedic harmony, even if it doesn't hit quite as many high notes as its predecessor.
Synopsis: Surprise hit Pitch Perfect gets sequelized in this Universal Pictures production once again scripted by Kay Cannon. ~ Jeremy Wheeler,... [More]
Directed By: Elizabeth Banks


The Last 5 Years (2015)

Adjusted Score: 61.889%
Critics Consensus: The Last Five Years hits a few awkward notes in its transition from stage to screen, but its freshness and sincere charm -- and well-matched stars -- offer their own rewards.
Synopsis: In this adaptation of the hit musical, The Last Five Years is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and... [More]
Directed By: Richard LaGravenese

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