Shag Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
August 26, 2009
Never works itself into a suitable dramatic lather, instead relying on a wistful party atmosphere to conjure smiles from the viewer, buttered with a few dance sequences that lend the picture some liveliness.
Full Review | Original Score: C

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 6, 2007
The performers are uniformly attractive and energetic, and deliver performances that range from likable to delicious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
August 6, 2007
As a dance flick, Shag suffers from an unexciting dance-style and so-so choreography but compensates with a fine young cast and likable story.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
There's a real kick to it.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The actors in Shag are some of the best of the younger generation in Hollywood, and they treat their material with the humor and delicacy it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The picture is heartfelt and naive in ways that seem totally secondhand.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Director Zelda Barron, in true music video style, tends to cut too quickly from scenes instead of letting them play out, each moment seeming more like a calculated set piece than a natural evolution of the story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 4, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 25, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Rebecca Murray
September 18, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 14, 2008
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