Grand Piano 2013

Critics score:
78 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Sara Stewart, New York Post: The only way I can make sense of this movie is to imagine it was made on a dare: Someone bet Spanish director/composer Eugenio Mira he couldn't do "Speed," but with a piano instead of a bus - and the guy likes to prove people wrong. Read more

Guy Lodge, Variety: A not-quite-horror film, Eugenio Mira's appealingly absurd thriller sets out to tickle viewers rather than terrorize them. Read more

Peter Keough, Boston Globe: "Grand Piano" is an ambitious effort that plays dumb. Read more

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. Read more

John Anderson, Newsday: Preposterous, but much anxious fun. Read more

Joel Arnold, NPR: Grand Piano is a screenwriter's fantasy of a self-conscious Hitchcockian thriller, daringly written, improbably made - and more unbelievably made well. Read more

Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News: With nearly a dozen production companies and financiers presenting it, "Piano" is nothing more than a way for moneyed muckety-mucks to be part of the movie biz. Read more

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. Read more

Peter Travers, Rolling Stone: This thriller set in a concert hall is a stunt, but a damn good one. Maybe risk hasn't died yet in filmmaking. Read more

Keith Uhlich, Time Out: The tempo is swift though the timbre is hollow in this superficially engrossing thriller, which channels the go-for-broke spirit of Brian De Palma and Dario Argento without quite attaining the same senses-altering fervor. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, Village Voice: Even after the story falls apart, you still feel you've seen something. Grand Piano has savoir-faire to burn. Read more