Shall We Dance - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Shall We Dance Reviews

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November 8, 2004
'Take this film for what it is.....light, cheery, and amusing.'
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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.
November 1, 2004
A small movie that's been supersized.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 28, 2004
Sensible viewers are unlikely to relate.
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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.
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
October 24, 2004
...one of the most romantic films of the year.
Full Review| Original Score: B+
October 23, 2004
Now, twenty-six years after his theatrical debut, Gere gives what just might be his most bewitching performance to date, enlivening a picture to heights it would not have achieved without him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
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
October 20, 2004
Sit this one out and chalk it up to a misstep for everyone.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
October 20, 2004
[Gere's] need to telegraph sappy good-heartedness with every shot drains away all trace of eroticism.
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.
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.
October 19, 2004
A charming, well-cast and acted comedy about the glamour and romance of dance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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+
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.
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
October 19, 2004
An adorably benign (if slow) date movie.
Full Review| Original Score: B
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
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