That Thing You Do! - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

That Thing You Do! Reviews

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October 4, 2016
The chief wonder of this rock 'n' roll cast is Tom Everett Scott, whose easy charisma, dreamy smile and undersurface intelligence should shoot him up the acting charts like a bullet.
April 17, 2016
It's absolutely impossible not to smile when "The Wonders" hear their song on the radio for the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 30, 2016
Call it a sanitized version of The Commitments.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 29, 2013
Tom Hanks directorial effort is a decent film overall, but nothing that would ever inspire to re-visit again and again with fondness.
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A-
December 18, 2010
Sweet, sleepy take on flash-in-the-pan '60s band.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 8, 2010
A movie as catchy and likable as the title song.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 10, 2009
Whereas Dances With Wolves was an epic cultural tract, That Thing You Do! is a piece of entertaining bubblegum which, like its director, making his feature directorial debut, is high on charm and style.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 17, 2007
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.
December 17, 2007
A barely there-tale of rock 'n' roll dreams, driven by the infectious title tune.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 17, 2007
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.
June 21, 2007
An undeniably delightful film. It makes you smile and want to dance, and (for better or worse) it's titular theme song won't leave your head for days.
January 3, 2007
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
Read More | Original Score: B
June 24, 2006
Sweet nothing, then, but what would you expect of a rock movie devoted to the drummer?
April 9, 2005
A simple, rather sweet and uncomplicated, rock and roll fable.
Full Review | Original Score: B
June 25, 2004
With its exuberant tempo and danceable Beatlesque theme song, That Thing You Do will win the hearts of a broad audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2004
Uma história simples, contada de maneira também simples, que acaba agradando por suas boas intenções.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 29, 2003
Hanks sacrificed character complexity, but at least some period details are right.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
June 19, 2003
An amusing directorial debut by Hanks
| Original Score: 4/5
May 20, 2003
Mr. Hanks's debut feature, written and directed with delightful good cheer, is rock-and-roll nostalgia presented as pure fizz.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
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