Music Within
Music Within (2007)

The story of celebrated public speaker Richard Pimentel comes to the screen in this biographical drama starring Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Rebecca De Mornay, and Hector Elizondo. As a young man, Pimentel (Ron Livingston) realized he… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 26, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Music Within is a well-intentioned but pedestrian production of a story that deserves better treatment.

Claudia Puig
USA Today

The real world needs more dogged folks willing to tilt at windmills. But movies often don't do their stories justice, and that has happened again here.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

This offbeat biopic is driven by Ron Livingston's engaging performance as Richard Pimentel, a gifted public speaker who lost his hearing in the Vietnam war and then spearheaded the disability rights movement in the U.S.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Low on drama, but funny, with interesting characters, good performances and is uplifting without being too sweet.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Pimentel's persistence and eventual triumph over prejudice and discrimination is a story worth telling, if only on a shoestring.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

This is a nice little well-meaning idea for a movie, but even with three writers on the payroll, it never really catches fire.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's just too bad that the pious treatment given the deserving Pimentel never translated into a more engaging film.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Salawich's film is entertaining and leaves you with warm feelings from learning about this man who turned adversity into good for so many others.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I wanted to like this film

Cynthia Fuchs

With period songs galore to tell you exactly what's going on inside protagonist Richard Pimentel (Ron Livingston), you hardly need plot or dialogue.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
The story of a guy that is remarkable and accomplished great things. Although at times I feel the story is too much about his personal life than his… More
Leo L
Amazing! This movie centralizes around one man who works for the benefits and rights of all disabled individuals. It begins with war veterans and helping them… More
Curtis Lilly
After school special made watchable by the cerebral paulsy guy.
Quinto Wallight
An interesting story that wasn't executed to it's potential. Characters are introduced all the time, but fail to be developed properly or make the… More
Jason Reneau
Could this story have been told better? Yes! But, fantastic performances by Ron Livingston and Michael Sheen. Makes the movie worth your time. This story… More