Music Within

Music Within

Music Within
A true story about Richard Pimentel (Livingston), a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing-impaired and finds a new purpose in his efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities. The film also features an actor pretending to have palsy, and has a woman championing free love.
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Music Within / Reviews

Variety

Variety

This real-life dramedy is anchored by Michael Sheen’s captivating performance as the severely handicapped, profoundly acerbic Art Honeyman.

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USA Today

USA Today

Movies often don't do their stories justice, and that has happened again here. The main problem is a tone that jarringly switches from a kind of Forrest Gump-style narrative to a more generic biopic.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A bad movie with a good heart.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Livingston and director Steven Sawalich keep the character in constant motion, his dialogue sprinkled with humor and his energy contagious. The film also is surrounded by a crew of ferociously individualistic characters.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

Rarely rises above the level of a TV movie.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

The result is that they never truly find the innate drama in Pimentel's story, instead simply recounting four or five decades' worth of events that shaped the man.

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