Grand Piano
Grand Piano (2014)

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,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 7, 2014
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014
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78%
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47%

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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Grand Piano is so tense in its best moments -- and appealingly strange overall -- that it remains rewarding in spite of its flaws.

Jenni Miller
Film.com

Director Eugenio Mira manages to keep Grand Piano visually stimulating even when writer Damien Chazelle's script gets silly.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Sarah Marrs
Cinesnark

... Grand Piano is a movie that puts style over substance to great effect.

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John Anderson
Newsday

Preposterous, but much anxious fun.

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Susan Wloszczyna
RogerEbert.com

"Grand Piano" is a tidy and tension-filled exercise in terror that takes stage fright to literal extremes.

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Brigit Grant
Daily Express (UK)

There is little point going into the motives of the man calling the shots in Damien Chazelle's script as they are ridiculous and ill-conceived.

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Peter Keough
Boston Globe

"Grand Piano" is an ambitious effort that plays dumb.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

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.

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Britt Hayes
ScreenCrush

Excessive in its simplicity, yet simplistic in its excess, 'Grand Piano' is a sharp thriller that knows exactly what it is and what it wants to do -- like any good concert, the goal is to entertain, and it succeeds fairly well.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
The premise (piano player is forced to flawlessly play a ridiculously difficult piece in front of live audience - or get shot) is pretty cool. Of course it… More
Manu Gino
Play or Die. Good Film! Grand Piano can easily be described as Phone Booth in a concert with some speed thrown in for good measure. It goes for the enclosed… More
Carlos Magalhães
Tense enough and with some good moments here and there, this thriller manages to entertain despite (or because of) its heavy-handed direction and a ludicrous… More
Edward Boxler
Grand Piano proves two things: that Blackberry products will never fail you and that small, single location set films can be the most thrilling. Almost like… More
Al S
A spectacular thriller worthy of the works of Alfred Hitchcock. A hugely entertaining cat and mouse thriller that has your spellbound. It's a thrilling… More
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