Shag (1989)

In the summer of '63, four pretty girls spend a wild weekend partying in Myrtle Beach before they part company. One is getting married, two are off to college, and one is leaving town.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 1, 1989
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

There's a real kick to it.

Brian Orndorf

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.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

The picture is heartfelt and naive in ways that seem totally secondhand.

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TV Guide

The performers are uniformly attractive and energetic, and deliver performances that range from likable to delicious.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Another nostalgic 60s movie from the 80s, a trend in that decade. It's a predictable teen romance kind of movie, but it's fun and the actors are… More
Leo L
Byron Brubaker
With all the talk in recent years about women-centered raunchy comedies finally finding support and going into production, I was surprised to see this film from… More
Donna Dawson
Typical sappy girl flick with the blonde, brunette and redheaded gals that want to have fun in sunny Myrtle Beach! Set in the 60's, a fun movie, with… More