Music Within Synopsis
A hearing-impaired war veteran (Ron Livingston) becomes an advocate for the disabled.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Livingston and director Steven Sawalich keep the character in constant motion, his dialogue sprinkled with humor and his energy contagious....
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Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
As with many biopics, Richard is seen as the perfect hero, a man who singlehandedly changed the way the United States treats its disabled...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The performances are all solid, but Sheen, last seen as Tony Blair in "The Queen," is so good in his incredibly demanding role that he...
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's everything it ought to be: right-minded, well-intentioned, compassionate. But it doesn't rise above made-for-cable public service...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Just remember that its hero stands for countless others.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Movies often don't do their stories justice, and that has happened again here. The main problem is a tone that jarringly switches from a...
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Chicago Tribune

Starts strong but eventually collapses under its weighty sense of responsibility.
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Portland Oregonian

By M. E. Russell
It gives me no pleasure to report that the Pimentel biopic Music Within plays like a well-intentioned TV movie.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
It must have sounded great on paper.
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San Francisco Chronicle

Rarely rises above the level of a TV movie.
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By bridgfar
Went to a private screening and the movie was wonderful. The performance of Michael Sheen is worthy of an Oscar nomination...

Amazing look at how far we have come!

By Heidie
Although a bit slow at the start, this film draws you in and envelops you in the characters' struggles and triumphs. It is at times appalling to see how this country discriminated against persons...

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By farmgirl51
Great message for all of us. The movie moves along at a nice pace but leaves out some information the viewers might like to know. The Art character is missing sometimes and an explanation of the...

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By kentmcdaniel
fantastic movie, an absolute must see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

After School Special

By anabaena
This is more of an afterschool special than a major motion picture but it has great intentions and a good message....

Fantastic movie that hits home

By citygalluvssf
This was excellent! I went on a whim, solely because it had to do with the ADA's creation. I think they really hit the mark with how disabled persons see themselves and are treated. I myself have...

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By AMelody
If you want be inspired and leave the theatre feeling like you can change the world, then go see this movie. Ron Livingston shows his acting range with grace and ease while Michael Sheen gives a...

Not worth the ticket

By Moyer1
The list of great movies here on fandango is not so great. The only one that was really good was bella, Lars and the real girl and American Gangster. Th eothers , like wrist cutters was horrible....

Great poster - empty movie

By NevadaJedi
The posters got me in the movie.... the movie itself was not that great. A non event. Would not recommend a movie like this over the others out there now. A cable movie....

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By moviefanforsure
Must See!!!!! Don't miss this film! It has humor, wit, passion and inspiration. I have been to three private screenings and I have loved it, and I will see it again and again! Michael Sheen's...

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Rated R | For language including sexual references, and some drug content