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Based on 13 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    The songs and a couple of strong performances are only good enough to make the film watchable, not exceptional. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    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 his taste didn't imprint on Gabe beyond grade school; what was their music became, simply, dad's music. show more

  • 70
    James Greenberg The Hollywood Reporter

    An effectively emotional look at the power of music therapy to trigger memories lost after brain surgery. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Unpretentious and unexpectedly moving. show more

  • 75
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A drably directed yet terrifically affecting drama about family bonds, classic rock, and the human brain. It's sentimental, yet so honest and eccentric that it rises above schmaltz. show more

  • 50
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    A medical drama that pays lip service to the healing power of music but never finds the rhythm. show more

  • 50
    Ray Greene Boxoffice Magazine

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

  • 40
    David Fear Time Out New York

    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 end up at a Dead show in matching tie-dyed outfits, the director has aggressively, insistently overplayed audience heartstrings like Jerry Garcia in a long-winded solo. show more

  • 50
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    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 almost exclusively Dylan and the Dead, but damned if you won't be stopping for some Cherry Garcia ice cream on the way home. show more

  • 70
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    In key spots, thanks to Simmons' brilliantly wounded gruffness and Pucci's nimble toggling act between vacancy and awakened spirit, The Music Never Stopped achieves an admirable poignancy about our emotional, healing relationship to the songs we love. show more

  • September 15, 2012 ph00000000129128
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    One of the best movie in 2012.Musical soundtracks are very interesting & main character in the movie.

  • May 16, 2011 John
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    Excellent! Moving story, moving music, everyone involved with the movie did a fantastic job.

  • May 15, 2011 onegrillgirl
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    super enjoyed this. Perhaps becz I was born in 52. I cried.

  • March 22, 2011 madkellyhatter
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    Touching film, great acting & groovy music! See what the power of love, understanding & music can do. LOVED this film!

  • March 19, 2011 Arlene
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    just saw t he movie it was great. the best part was seeing myself in it. I was in the concert scene. See if you can spot me. I am the one with the blue tye-die.

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