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  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    In truth, Musical Chairs is so simplistic it almost feels like a first film. show more

  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Lightweight but likeably uncynical. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Musical Chairs is about overcoming impossible odds and never giving up and chasing your dreams – all that afterschool-special stuff - but it's also charming and upbeat, and it's stuffed with great, vibrant, insanely catchy music. No Bee Gees, though. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Musical Chairs is a feel-good romantic fantasy that is likely to inspire a hollow laugh among some people in wheelchairs. Either it knows little about the realities of disability, or it knows too much. show more

  • 50
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Settles for being simple, familiar and ineffective, though I suspect it'll warm a few hearts. show more

  • 50
    New York Post

    The story never quite gets into the groove. show more

  • 50
    Nick Schager Slant Magazine

    The schmaltzy and benign tale of a ballroom dancer who accepts and transcends her unexpected disability through the power of art and love. show more

  • 60
    Keith Uhlich Time Out New York

    In many ways, this effervescent drama from Susan Seidelman (Desperately Seeking Susan) upends conventions, even when it sticks to a familiar narrative path. show more

  • 50
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    Though there's plenty of movement and enthusiasm, director Susan Seidelman is content with a metronomic approach to manipulating our feelings - buoyant Latin music never felt so routinely scene-setting - and seems afraid to let anyone on-screen depart from established caricature. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    All would be forgiven if Seidelman weren't so damningly dispassionate about dance, cutting up and away from movement and devaluing the thing we'd countenance so much cheese in order to see. show more

  • March 26, 2012 starshin47
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    Loved it!! Telling all my friends to go see it!!

  • March 26, 2012 anarenebar
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    Outstanding and heart-rending story of an unlikely pair who work through the challenges of aspiring ballroom dancers......from a wheelchair. Terrific directing from Susan Seidelman......excellent acting....and fascinating characters. A movie that inspires commitment and love.

  • March 25, 2012 gemini1947
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    Just returned from seeing this wonderful, touching, moving film. Kudos to all. Fabulous performances, musical score, and exceptional dancing. Susan Seidelman\'s directing is superb. Do not miss!

  • March 22, 2012 cooker41
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    Fantastic movie! It is poignant, and touches you. Chantelle is amazing as is the rest of the cast! Go to see it!

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