Shall We Dance

Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 33
  2. Negative: 7 out of 33

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    Do yourself a favor and rent the 1996 original from Japan instead.
  2. This is a "What were they thinking?"-size disaster, with the wrong actors in the wrong roles in a project that had no reason to be remade in the USA.
  3. Now, forcibly deported to Chicago and peopled with American stars, the same story is huffed and puffed and squeezed into an entirely different cultural context. Guess what? Sayonara sushi, hello turkey.
  4. Wall Street Journal
    Reviewed by: Joe Morgenstern
    30
    A remarkably ill-advised remake.
  5. 25
    The low point of the new Shall We Dance comes when Miss Paulina finally confesses why she's so sad.
  6. Falls flat, with more "sound design" than delicious music, more slick film editing than graceful ballroom gliding.
  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.
User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User 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.