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Music Within is a well-intentioned but pedestrian production of a story that deserves better treatment. Read critic reviews

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After a confrontation with one of his idols dashes his dreams of studying public speaking in college, Richard Pimentel (Ron Livingston) joins the Army and ships off to Vietnam. During his service, Richard loses nearly all of his hearing. Joining a new circle of friends, including a man with cerebral palsy and an alcoholic war veteran, Richard discovers his gift for motivational speaking and becomes an advocate for people with disabilities.

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    November 18, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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    November 17, 2011 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • The real world needs more dogged folks willing to tilt at windmills. But movies often don't do their stories justice, and that has happened again here.

    November 9, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Pimentel's persistence and eventual triumph over prejudice and discrimination is a story worth telling, if only on a shoestring.

    November 9, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Salawich's film is entertaining and leaves you with warm feelings from learning about this man who turned adversity into good for so many others.

    November 9, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • This offbeat biopic is driven by Ron Livingston's engaging performance as Richard Pimentel, a gifted public speaker who lost his hearing in the Vietnam war and then spearheaded the disability rights movement in the U.S.

    November 2, 2007 | Full Review…

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  • Dec 01, 2012
    Could this story have been told better? Yes! But, fantastic performances by Ron Livingston and Michael Sheen. Makes the movie worth your time. This story deserved to be told and I am so glad it finally was.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 27, 2011
    The story of a guy that is remarkable and accomplished great things. Although at times I feel the story is too much about his personal life than his professional life which brings his accomplishments. Some great people's lives do not make great movies.
    Thomas J Super Reviewer
  • Apr 30, 2008
    An interesting story that wasn't executed to it's potential. Characters are introduced all the time, but fail to be developed properly or make the story flow. Still, Michael Sheen delivers a performance that must be seen.
    Quinto W Super Reviewer
  • Apr 22, 2008
    After school special made watchable by the cerebral paulsy guy.
    Curtis L Super Reviewer

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