Shall We Dance - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Shall We Dance Reviews

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David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
November 8, 2004
'Take this film for what it is.....light, cheery, and amusing.'
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Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
November 1, 2004
Some moves in Shall We Dance require a leap of faith, but there's a really heartwarming love story in here somewhere.
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 1, 2004
A small movie that's been supersized.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 28, 2004
Sensible viewers are unlikely to relate.
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Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
October 27, 2004
Chelsom zestfully follows the original almost step-by-step -- including a clumsy plot turn that should have been left off the dance card.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
October 24, 2004
If you can put yourself in a non-cynical frame of mind, Shall We Dance? has a sweetness that is hard to deny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
October 24, 2004
...one of the most romantic films of the year.
Full Review| Original Score: B+
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
October 21, 2004
Under the clunky direction of Peter Chelsom, while forced to mouth inane dialogue by Audrey Wells ... a swell bunch of troupers get mangled in a monsoon of clichés.
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
October 20, 2004
It's hard not to get caught up in this film, despite its many flaws, primarily because Gere makes for a sympathetic figure, a middle-aged man just wanting to feel something new in the autumn of his life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Susan Granger
www.susangranger.com
October 20, 2004
Sit this one out and chalk it up to a misstep for everyone.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
October 20, 2004
[Gere's] need to telegraph sappy good-heartedness with every shot drains away all trace of eroticism.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
October 19, 2004
There are so many appealing performers in Shall We Dance? that it's a crime the director, Peter Chelsom, and the screenwriter, Audrey Wells, haven't given them more to do.
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
October 19, 2004
Filmgoers lured by nice notices, marketing magic and the teaming of Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez and Susan Sarandon will be charmed and entertained and spread that all-critical word of mouth.
James Verniere
Boston Herald
October 19, 2004
A charming, well-cast and acted comedy about the glamour and romance of dance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 19, 2004
There are good movies about the transformative power of dance, but all this one does is parade stock characters around and hint at tiny changes they've made in their lives.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Brooke Holgerson
Boston Phoenix
October 19, 2004
Shall We Dance? gives us characters whose lives are transformed by the beauty and joy of dancing without ever showing us how.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 19, 2004
The screenplay does not allow the dance to overshadow the human core of the story - Clark's search for fulfillment, for the missing piece to make his life complete.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
October 19, 2004
An adorably benign (if slow) date movie.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
October 18, 2004
A warm, honestly observed study of middle-age awakening becomes a vehicle to pull J.Lo's caboose.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
October 18, 2004
A warm-hearted, light on its feet, entertaining movie
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
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