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Square Dance Reviews

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Top Critic
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 20, 2013
Notwithstanding a knockabout performance by Jane Alexander as a Fort Worth floozy, Square Dance is do-si-dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News
May 20, 2013
The heights Square Dance reaches up until then are enough to make it one of the laudable films of the year.
David Parkinson
Radio Times
May 20, 2013
It's Rob Lowe's wildly unbelievable performance as the mentally disabled Rory (which seems to belong to another film altogether) that you'll be discussing once the movie's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune
May 20, 2013
There are so many small, well-crafted touches about the movie it`s painful to report that the whole is not quite the sum of its parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
May 20, 2013
story can move you even if it's predictable, and that's what Square Dance accomplishes. It makes contact with its people, its land; it makes us feel for them; it hews out a slice of the earth, our earth, and makes it real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

TV Guide
May 20, 2013
Using the familiar positions of the square dance as its central metaphor, this coming-of-age story is sincere but unexceptional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's so cotton-pickin' clichéd.

Film4
May 24, 2003
Petrie is let down by the screenplay, but displays compassion for all the central characters and is helped by superb performances.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Nothing that happens comes as much of a surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
If I were to describe the plot of Square Dance, you'd likely laugh out loud. The movie itself denies even that pleasure. This is a weary morality play that sinks under the weight of its good intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
We, on the other hand, do-si-doze.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 24, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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