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The Sapphires

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Wayne Blair

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About the Movie

In 1968, four smart, gutsy young Australian Aboriginal women become unlikely stars by singing for the U.S. troops in Vietnam. With the help of an R&B-loving Irish musician, Dave Lovelace (Chris O'Dowd of BRIDESMAIDS, TV's GIRLS), they transform themselves into a sizzling soul act and set out to make a name for themselves hundreds of miles from home. Inspired by a true story, THE SAPPHIRES is a celebration of music, family, and self-discovery.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 131
  • Fresh: 119
  • Rotten: 12
  • Average Rating: 6.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Why resist? – Chuck Wilson, Village Voice, Jan 1, 2014

Fresh: The performers improve it, or save it, depending on your viewpoint. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Mar 28, 2013

Fresh: "The Sapphires" illustrates how the same old story - in this case, the one about a 1960s girl group and its struggles - can be freshened up through the novelties of place and characterization. – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Mar 28, 2013

Fresh: This charming Australian import has a groove much like other low-key, let's-put-on-a-show indies such as Hear My Song and The Commitments, and never uses its social conscience as simply backbeat. – Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News, Jan 1, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Comedy, drama, action and love all in one movie

Great old time music, good action and actually very funny with tears at the end. Only 99 mins long so easy watching. Love it!

A Real Jewel

I loved this movie and I am so glad I found it. It was interesting to see such a different angle on racism in that time period. A joy to watch, the music was great and the theme of love for family was refreshing and heartwarming.


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The Sapphires
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2013

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