Strictly Ballroom Reviews

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 16, 2003
More fun for ballroom enthusiasts than for the rest of us; cheeky, but totally overloaded.
| Original Score: 2/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 17, 2002
An occasional lack of coherence inhibits our ability to truly embrace the actors and their twinkle-toed exploits
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
January 25, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
April 15, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 3, 2008
Listen to the rhythm of your heart in Strictly Ballroom, where tears and laughter blend seamlessly in an extravagantly theatrical story about love, dreams and overcoming your fears.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
July 23, 2008
An Australian classic - and deservedly so!
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 27, 2002
A delightful confection from Baz Luhrmann, fresher and lighter on its feet than Moulin Rouge!
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
Rebecca Murray
About.com
February 20, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 23, 2008
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
March 15, 2002
There are weird movies about dancing, and there is Strictly Ballroom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 27, 2002
A feel good movie about two daring souls who break new ground by not letting fear close them down.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 17, 2002
The plot is predictable, to be sure, but it's fun to follow along... Highly enjoyable no matter what one's taste in music or dance.
| Original Score: 8/10
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 4, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
February 9, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 23, 2005
The exuberant film was breezy, well-acted and easy to like even if it was fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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David Stratton
Variety
July 22, 2008
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003

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January 9, 2002

Austin Chronicle
October 1, 2003
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