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James Berardinelli
December 24, 2003
This is a dull, lifeless production that will find favor only with those with an insider's perspective or who feel compelled to praise the acclaimed director's every film, no matter how out-of-touch and pretentious it may be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 23, 2004
In straining to mix the real story of ballet's demands with a romance, The Company fails to capture our imaginations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Eric D. Snider
January 29, 2004
I generally prefer drama over dance, but this film showed me the mesmerizing power of dance, contrasted with the potential of drama to be extraordinarily dull.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
December 22, 2003
In the end, all that 'The Company' really does is make you want to go out and study 'The Red Shoes'.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 23, 2004
A documentary-like movie that's as self-absorbed and artificial as those reality shows now littering network television -- and enragingly pretentious, to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Arthur Lazere
December 24, 2003
As drama, 'The Company' is dead in the water...and as documentary it reveals only the most obvious points, none in depth.
Rob Blackwelder
December 24, 2003
Without a particular interest in dance, the picture may not seem especially memorable, moving or entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
December 27, 2003
Has everything about Altman that people who detest his films hate.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
December 23, 2003
Essentially a doodle interrupted by nouveau ballet performances, the entire contraption assembled to please the ego of Neve Campbell.
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
December 26, 2003
Dancers are injured and affairs are begun, but no drama ever arises.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
January 16, 2004
Feels like a documentary that's missing the surprises of real life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 5, 2004
It neither adores nor disapproves of its players, which leaves the moviegoer a little clueless, and unmoved.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
December 24, 2003
The story may not have as much oomph as I would have liked, but the music and dancing make up for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andrew Wright
Portland Mercury
January 21, 2005
[Altman's] trademarks -- invisible editing, doped-up zooms, overlapping conversations -- are all on display, but those looking for any sense of momentum will be disappointed.
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 5, 2004
Too minimalist to be fiction, too purposely downbeat to be a documentary....Audiences expecting a spry, high-stepping treament of modern dance may want to sit this one out.
Angela Baldassarre
February 2, 2004
A plotless vanity vehicle for Canadian star and co-producer Neve Campbell, The Company is an endurance test.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shawn Levy
January 16, 2004
Altman's characteristically cool disposition makes this feel more like an idea than a flesh-and-blood work.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Nik Huggins
Future Movies UK
May 15, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Kenneth LaFave
Arizona Republic
February 26, 2004
Altman thrusts upon the audience the responsibility of connecting the dots. But the dots don't connect, and instead of the resolution that generally follows tension, there is a feeling of having missed something.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Anita Amirrezvani
San Jose Mercury News
January 15, 2004
Even though the Joffrey, founded nearly 50 years ago, has powerful work in its repertory, the film emphasizes dance that is pretty and a touch vapid.
Anita Katz
San Francisco Examiner
May 1, 2004
Michael Healey
January 23, 2004
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October 18, 2008
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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 7, 2004

Boston Phoenix
January 17, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 31, 2004
February 7, 2004
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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