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Based on 33 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    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. show more

  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Do yourself a favor and rent the 1996 original from Japan instead. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    A remarkably ill-advised remake. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    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. show more

  • 75
    Peter Debruge Premiere

    This is Gere’s movie, and Sarandon and Lopez graciously let him dance away with it. show more

  • February 08, 2011 Steven Schulze
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    I really Loved this movie-- Reciently I heard the main some again-- made me think I wanted to see the movie again--- I seen it 3 times already

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