75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Gere is a pleasure, smiling and spinning and high-fiving his two classmates -- played by Bobby Cannavale and Omar Miller -- and the movie is happy and extremely likable.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
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.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Conventional as it may be, Shall We Dance? offers genuine delights. The fact that Paulina is uninterested in romance with John comes as sort of a relief, freeing the story to be about something other than the inexorable collision of their genitals.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Considering the talent on both sides of the camera and a story that worked beautifully the first time around, Shall We Dance? should have been a lot better than OK.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie never gives its heart freely and honestly to the satiny whirl of post-"Chicago" showbiz spectacle it so clearly wants to be.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Even those who have never been exposed to the considerable charms of the Masayuki Suo original will likely find Peter Chelsom's all-American version of Shall We Dance? to be a dishearteningly sullen, lead-footed misstep.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
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.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Do yourself a favor and rent the 1996 original from Japan instead.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
A remarkably ill-advised remake.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
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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47 out of 100
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