Can't Stop the Music
Can't Stop the Music (1980)

This musical chronicle purports to relate the legend of the formation of the disco group The Village People. Samantha Simpson attempts to get her roommate Jack's song-writing career off the ground by assembling a motley group of her… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 1, 1980
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

The Village People, along with ex-Olympic decathlon champion Bruce Jenner, have a long way to go in the acting stakes.

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Steve Crum

Please DO stop the music! A '70s disco holdover.

Nell Minow
Movie Mom

An absolute train wreck of a movie, but viewed as a sort of fevered dream, some hilariously campy moments!

Time Out

A wretchedly sub-standard score from Jacques Morali and production numbers of exceptional tackiness round things off.

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TV Guide

This botched affair... goes absolutely nowhere and failed to cause much of a stir with moviegoers who, by the time of its release, were jumping on the disco backlash bandwagon.

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Scott Weinberg

Points for not calling it "The Village People Movie" -- but not many.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

The unevenness of the acting comes as a kind of blessing, though, since the rest of the movie is so thoroughly homogenized.

Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

It's tough to believe any movie that opens with Steve Guttenberg dancing on rollerskates could actually get worse from there, but it does -- and in such spectacular fashion!

Edward Margulies

How bad is this infamous 1980 musical mega-dud? So bad that it stars not, one, not two, but three people who can't sing, dance or act.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A fun, cheesy, musical about the Village People! Whether or not you like the band, if you like fun 80s movies that are a little cheesy, you'll enjoy this… More
Cameron Johnson
Almost 20 minutes left in the "film" and the player crashes....good. I guess I found my walk-out movie. This "film" holds underdevelopment,… More
jay nixon
Mindnumbingly awful, a LOT of terrible acting, particularly Bruce Jenner, and laugh out loud ridiculous musical numbers but still hypnotic in its hopeless… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
Cheesy-as-heck. Not much man-loving goes on. It's mostly a song and dance extravangaza in the 70's style, so don't fear kiddies. Not campy enough… More