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The Music Never Stopped Reviews

April 1, 2011
A wounded and hopeful take on generation gaps and the wider, nearly unbridgeable chasms created by neurological disaster.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 1, 2011
A medley of "Memento," "The King's Speech" and "Hair," "The Music Never Stopped" is sentimental pop packaged as a profound rock opera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 31, 2011
The sentiments are real without succumbing to exaggerated sentimentality, thanks in large part to that big lovable lug, J.K. Simmons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 31, 2011
Kohlberg is determined to manipulate your emotions; he succeeds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 31, 2011
It's sentimental, yet so honest and eccentric that it rises above schmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 18, 2011
The Music Never Stopped is often static and follows a familiar trajectory. Yet it has power, partly because Simmons does a fine job of showing how hurt Henry is that his taste didn't imprint on Gabe beyond grade school.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2011
Presumably intended as an inspirational medical drama, this dated effort congeals into stale nostalgia. Mr. Simmons deserves better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 18, 2011
It sounds like TV-grade schmaltz, but it isn't, thanks to expertly astringent work by Simmons...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 17, 2011
The songs and a couple of strong performances are only good enough to make the film watchable, not exceptional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 17, 2011
A father-son drama that wraps a gripping neurological oddity in comfortably familiar movie sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 17, 2011
A powerful, even shattering look as music's power to unite where it once divided.
March 16, 2011
Sketchy and heavy on the treacle.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 15, 2011
Strain is evident elsewhere.
February 4, 2011
This is the kind of warm, uncluttered, feel-good film that you take your parents to see, and I absolutely mean that in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 27, 2011
A sentimental but deeply felt true story about the healing power of music.
January 22, 2011
The novel premise and otherwise nuanced performances are enough to hold attention.