Musical Chairs Reviews

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 29, 2012
Most of "Musical Chairs" settles for being simple, familiar and ineffective, though I suspect it'll warm a few hearts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 29, 2012
A feel-good romantic fantasy that is likely to inspire a hollow laugh among some people in wheelchairs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
March 23, 2012
The little-known art of wheelchair ballroom dancing is a worthy subject, but this clumsy romantic comedy is like a partner who keeps stepping on - or rolling over - your toes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
March 22, 2012
By the time the mirror ball finally spins, we have long since lost interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 22, 2012
Seidelman's unflagging enthusiasm, which extends to her buoyant cast, winds up giving this superficial story a bit of unexpected depth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
March 22, 2012
Charming and upbeat, and it's stuffed with great, vibrant, insanely catchy music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Barker
Variety
March 22, 2012
[The film] has its heart in the right place, but with default-setting characters, loudly telegraphed emotional beats and lack of any real sizzle to enliven its maudlin moralizing, it all feels like a cursory run through a well-trodden routine.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
March 22, 2012
In volleying between sitcom saucy and melodrama maudlin, all that's missing are a braying laugh track and feigned tears.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Eric Hynes
Village Voice
March 20, 2012
All would be forgiven if Seidelman weren't so damningly dispassionate about dance, cutting up and away from movement and devaluing the thing we'd countenance so much cheese in order to see.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
March 20, 2012
Seidelman's reverential treatment of her performers, and their acutely warmhearted efforts in return, makes you wish all involved had a slightly stronger showcase for their talents.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5