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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"As a dance flick, Shag suffers from an unexciting dance-style and so-so choreography but compensates with a fine young cast and likable story."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The actors in Shag are some of the best of the younger generation in Hollywood, and they treat their material with the humor and delicacy it deserves."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Director Zelda Barron, in true music video style, tends to cut too quickly from scenes instead of letting them play out, each moment seeming more like a calculated set piece than a natural evolution of the story."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"There's a real kick to it."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Never works itself into a suitable dramatic lather, instead relying on a wistful party atmosphere to conjure smiles from the viewer, buttered with a few dance sequences that lend the picture some liveliness."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"The picture is heartfelt and naive in ways that seem totally secondhand."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"The performers are uniformly attractive and energetic, and deliver performances that range from likable to delicious."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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