Grand Piano
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Tom Selznick, the most talented pianist of his generation, stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public in a long-awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of the expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: "Play one wrong note and you die." Without leaving the piano, Tom must discover the anonymous sniper's motives and look for help without anyone realizing... --(C) Magnet

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Preposterous, but much anxious fun."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"Once you accept that "Grand Piano" is B-movie pulp, there's a certain amount of fun to be had. This proudly old-fashioned movie will pull any trick in the book to hold your attention."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Grand Piano may be a bit silly at times, but the thrills it produces are enough to overcome its weaknesses."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"...é como ficar num elevador estragado com um amigo bêbado: embora ele possa até te fazer rir em função da embriaguez, a experiência perde a graça quando você se dá conta de que terá de passar os próximos 90 minutos preso ao seu lado."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"We'll accept a certain number of implausibilities in this sort of high-concept thriller. Impossibilities are something else"
‑ Kurt Loder, Reason Online
""Grand Piano" is an ambitious effort that plays dumb."
‑ Peter Keough, Boston Globe
"Grand Piano is a screenwriter's fantasy of a self-conscious Hitchcockian thriller, daringly written, improbably made - and more unbelievably made well."
‑ Joel Arnold, NPR
"Builds up a good momentum of suspense only to throw it away on a rushed and powerfully unsatisfying ending, rendering all its preposterousness suddenly unforgivable."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"Grand Piano should be taken with a winter's supply of road salt, but if you can get past the absurdity of it all you are in for a pretty good time."
‑ Jonah Flicker, Paste Magazine
"Grand Piano's trick is a simple one, but Mira does a decent job of milking it for everything it's worth."
‑ Michael Nordine, Pasadena Weekly
"Not all the right notes are hit in "Grand Piano," but for an elegantly schizoid B movie, it's more B-sharp than B-flat."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"This thriller set in a concert hall is a stunt, but a damn good one. Maybe risk hasn't died yet in filmmaking."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The smartly paced and well-acted film has some genuine visual flair within its single location."
‑ Todd Jorgenson,
"The cat-and-mouse suspense is evenly handled with Damien Chazelle's tight script - except for the killer's fuzzy motivation."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"directed by Eugenio Mira as if Brian DePalma and Dario Argento just watched the climax of Alfred Hitchock's "The Man Who Knew Too Much" with a chaser of "Stage Fright.""
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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