The Music Never Stopped Synopsis
A brain tumor prevents him from forming new memories, so a man tries to bond with his son musically.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Unpretentious and unexpectedly moving.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A drably directed yet terrifically affecting drama about family bonds, classic rock, and the human brain. It's sentimental, yet so honest...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
An effectively emotional look at the power of music therapy to trigger memories lost after brain surgery.
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70

Los Angeles Times

By Robert Abele
In key spots, thanks to Simmons' brilliantly wounded gruffness and Pucci's nimble toggling act between vacancy and awakened spirit, The...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
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...
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50

Boxoffice Magazine

By Ray Greene
The Music Never Stopped isn't exactly good, but it's definitely better than you fear it is when you reach the halfway mark.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
The true wonder of this low-budget movie, however, is its acquisition of the rights to so much of the previously mentioned music. It's...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The songs and a couple of strong performances are only good enough to make the film watchable, not exceptional.
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50

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Joe Williams
A medical drama that pays lip service to the healing power of music but never finds the rhythm.
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40

Time Out New York

By David Fear
These kinds of disease-fueled dramas already tend to be soap-operatic, but Kohlberg isn't taking any chances; by the time father and son...
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Moving Storyline, Sad and Heartwarming at the Same Time, and a Great Soundtrack

By mis_chief_maker
Fantastic movie, touching and moving scenes throughout. Great soundtrack and character development. Also introduces a new and emerging field of medical research, which has been very successful with...

So good...

By RichL99
I laughed, I cried, I reminisced and cried some more. A truly touching film that pulls at the heart strings with the soundtrack of my youth. Do not miss this film!...

A real good flick

By And_Another_Thing
Don't go if you are expecting a Dead show related film. I loved this story it touched me just like music does....

The Music Never Stopped

By RosenblumM
One of the best films I have seen!!!!...

The Music Never Stopped

By miavoce1
Good movie for a rainy day! True story and liked the movie, and was actually a "movie" versus something with all these special effects. Probably best for adolescents and adults and ones with a strong...

Needed a Mental health day off

By CHB Harpo
Although it was the music that made me want to see this movie, that is not the real draw now as I order tickets to take my 14 year old son after I saw it yesterday. This is a great movie that hits...

not 4. me

By Okocha26
It is a musical movie. I don't like...

A thinking movie

By Dave's Faves
You do not have to be a big name star or have glitzy special effects to have a well acted and well written movie. The two protagnoists, played by J.K. Simmons and Lou Taylor Pucci, have a a great...

Def. worth seeing.

By geopaas
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The Music Never Stopped

By hammondsmovies
This movie was good. The music was great and the actors did a great job. It was amazing to see the music work and bring the main character back to life....

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Rated PG | For language, thematic elements, some mild drug references and smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Music brings family back together in moving drama.
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