Shall We Dance

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47

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

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  • Summary: A workaholic lawyer's life and marriage take an unexpected twirl when he follows a beautiful woman to a Chicago dance studio and becomes a clandestine ballroom dance competitor. (Miramax)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 33
  2. Negative: 7 out of 33
  1. A warm-hearted and understated entertainment that's blissfully free of the heavy-handed crudity and other elements that have ravaged 21st-century Hollywood comedy.
  2. The new film compensates with Gere's wry performance as a man who lacks for nothing material but hungers for something spiritual. Even better is Stanley Tucci's delirious turn as Gere's balding, button-down colleague.
  3. 67
    When it works, Shall We Dance? has a way of sweeping you off your feet.
  4. The warm performances give the film momentum, but writer Audrey Wells and director Peter Chelsom (who chops dance sequences clumsily) often stumble.
  5. 50
    The movie feels choppy and rhythmless. And he's (Chelsom) rather hopeless at dance sequences.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ng
    40
    While Suo's original was hardly a masterpiece, it featured a subtle performance from Koji Yakusho. Gere doesn't even compare, playing the part of a despondent lawyer with the empathy of a mannequin.
  7. 25
    What's left is a lot of strenuous playacting when what's called for is the finesse of the Japanese original. Skip this stub-toed substitute.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 28
  2. Negative: 8 out of 28
  1. horsth.
    Dec 23, 2005
    7
    Easy entertainment.great music. Afeelgood movie.

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