Opening

63% The Maze Runner Sep 19
65% A Walk Among the Tombstones Sep 19
43% This Is Where I Leave You Sep 19
82% Tracks Sep 19
93% The Guest Sep 17

Top Box Office

11% No Good Deed $24.3M
70% Dolphin Tale 2 $15.9M
92% Guardians of the Galaxy $8.1M
19% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $4.9M
20% Let's Be Cops $4.4M
88% The Drop $4.1M
37% If I Stay $3.9M
35% The November Man $2.8M
35% The Giver $2.6M
67% The Hundred-Foot Journey $2.4M

Coming Soon

67% The Equalizer Sep 26
70% The Boxtrolls Sep 26
84% The Two Faces of January Sep 26
—— Two Night Stand Sep 26
91% Jimi: All Is by My Side Sep 26

Premieres Tonight

100% The Good Wife: Season 6
58% Madam Secretary: Season 1
—— Miss Marple: Season 6

New Episodes Tonight

—— American Dad!: Season 11
87% Boardwalk Empire: Season 5
53% The Lottery: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
78% Ray Donovan: Season 2
87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Witches of East End: Season 2

Discuss Last Night's Shows

91% Doctor Who: Season 8
—— Hell on Wheels: Season 4
40% Intruders: Season 1
90% Outlander: Season 1

That Thing You Do! Reviews

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

September 7, 2011
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Though Hanks keeps the satirical and critical aspects of this look at show biz fairly light, there's a lot of conviction and savvy behind the steadiness of his gaze.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

December 17, 2007
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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First-time writer/director Tom Hanks stays about a half-beat ahead of the cliches with rim shots of boyish enthusiasm and deft comedy. The movie's also buoyed by the title song, whose Beatles sound is infectious enough to merit a real hit.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

December 17, 2007
Emanuel Levy
Variety
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A sweet, likeable tale of the quick rise to fame and then demise of a small town band. Set in 1964, Hanks' film offers a sanitized, Gump-ish look at a mythical period when boys were boys and girls were girls, with no references to the sex-drug subculture

Full Review Source: Variety | Original Score: B

January 3, 2007
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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Sweet nothing, then, but what would you expect of a rock movie devoted to the drummer?

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mr. Hanks's debut feature, written and directed with delightful good cheer, is rock-and-roll nostalgia presented as pure fizz.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 20, 2003
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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Though Hanks doesn't serve up much context, he's solid with details, and the Wonders' performances ring truer than most.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

November 16, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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...a brightly entertaining blend of humor and heartbreak about four fresh-faced guys in a band from Erie, Pa.

May 12, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Leaving audiences feeling good is very much, and very successfully, on its mind.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

February 14, 2001
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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...a movie that, like many a pop tune, has a cute idea but a simpleminded lyric.

January 1, 2000
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Without hauling in a lot of deep meanings, it remembers with great warmth a time and a place.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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...a larky but observant comedy.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Mike Clark
USA Today
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Hanks has good "Thing" going.

| Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Tom Keogh
Film.com
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Hanks evokes astonishingly precise memories of the time.

January 1, 2000
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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In the end, the movie simply clicks. It is a class act all the way.

January 1, 2000
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's a pleasant little film with a big profile, thanks to Tom Hanks, who wrote and directed and gave himself a plum role as the band's hard-nosed manager.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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That Thing You Do! is a credible first effort.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000

Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: A-

October 4, 1996
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