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Pitch Perfect (2012)



Critic Consensus: Pitch Perfect's plot is formulaic, but the performances are excellent and the musical numbers are toe-tapping as well.

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Beca (Anna Kendrick) is that girl who'd rather listen to what's coming out of her headphones than what's coming out of you. Arriving at her new college, she finds herself not right for any clique but somehow is muscled into one that she never would have picked on her own: alongside mean girls, sweet girls and weird girls whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together, in the new out-loud comedy Pitch Perfect. When Beca takes this acoustic singing group out of their world of traditional arrangements and perfect harmonies into all-new mash-ups, they fight to climb their way to the top of the cutthroat world of college a cappella. This could wind up either the coolest thing they'll ever do or the most insane, and it will probably be a little of both. -- (C) Universal

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Rebel Wilson
as Fat Amy
Ben Platt
as Benji
Anna Camp
as Aubrey
Michael Dean Ester
as Cynthia Rose
Kelley Jakle
as Jessica
Caroline Fourmy
as Mary Elise
Jinhee Joung
as Kimmy Jin
Jawan Harris
as Timothy
Richard Kohnke
as Football Player - ATO
Scott Shilstone
as Frat Boy - ATO
Drew Battles
as Emcee at Regional's
Katrina DeSpain
as Barden Greeter
Lauren Gros
as RIAC Representative #1
Alex Biglane
as RIAC Representative #2
Michael Alexander
as Jewish Student
Tyler Forrest
as High Note #1
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Critic Reviews for Pitch Perfect

All Critics (154) | Top Critics (55)

Luckily, Pitch Perfect has just enough flaws to (almost) keep us from making terrible puns around its title, but this fun comedy is good enough to leave an a cappella version of "No Diggity" stuck in your head. For a week.

August 15, 2013 | Rating: B+

The sung numbers are pretty dreadful but you can't have everything.

December 27, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

There are things to whinge about here. But Pitch Perfect proves impossible to resist.

December 21, 2012 | Rating: 3/5

The song's the same, but Pitch Perfect is a great cover version.

December 20, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Amusing though the movie can be, there's something missing in the warmth department. Like songs without accompaniment, its jokes lack any charm or liking for the characters.

December 20, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Spinal Tap of unaccompanied singing.

December 20, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pitch Perfect

It may be conventional and formulaic with nearly all film clichés that Kendrick's character disdains so much (and not with the originality of the likes of The Breakfast Club), but maybe that is the point after all: to work as a solid predictable comedy. And it does so well.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Bitchtastic. "I can see your toner [ladywood for a member of the nemesis male a capella group]!" "That's my dick." The rising action is a bit slow and repetitive with Aubrey mindlessly sticking to her traditional setlist, but the song and dance numbers at the end really pump up the jam. I used to not care for Anna Kendrick's face or acting - attributing her badass demeanor to mostly costume and make-up - but her pixie-sized sex appeal is just winning as heck. Rebel Wilson is hilariously "a ca-awkward," as are the ragtag team of supporting characters, namely the quiet Asian and her sociopathic murmurings, "I ate my twin in the womb."

Alice Shen
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer


Although not as clever, talented or messaged as television's venerable Glee, Pitch Perfect is a pleasant diversion with fine singing and funny, snarky quips. It would have been better if the characters and situations were developed more. Only half of the potentially interesting characters were exhibited enough to generate real interest. I feel as though a lot of the films' potential was squandered. Still, it's solidly fun and entertaining -- just not as much as it could have been.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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