Ballroom Dancer Reviews

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
February 6, 2013
Bonke and Keofoed have crafted a compelling portrait that asks questions about the nature and inherent dangers of competition, ambition, sacrifice and commitment both on and off the dance floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
January 25, 2013
Danish filmmakers Bonke and Koefoed keep their cameras so intimate that this movie feels more like an intensely emotional drama than a documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Paul Gallagher
The List
January 22, 2013
Fans of Strictly Come Dancing looking for their next fun fix should best move along; there's nothing to see here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Observer [UK]
January 20, 2013
It's about trying to act with grace under pressure, about experiencing the acrid taste of failure and knowing you'll never again be visited by that heady adrenaline rush of success.
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
January 18, 2013
As we witness the rehearsals, the recriminations and the disintegration of their relationship we gain a real sense of the high personal cost for those in pursuit of perfection.

This is London
January 18, 2013
A portrait of the artist as a highly strung man.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
January 17, 2013
A shrewd, pointed character study.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
January 17, 2013
It is totally riveting, like watching Torvill and Dean do Strindberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph
January 17, 2013
[Struggles] to find much else of interest in the daily grind of rehearsals, costume fittings and plain rice and tap water dinners.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Ellis
Little White Lies
January 17, 2013
Strictly compelling viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
January 15, 2013
An insightful portrait of the problems of falling from grace and working with your lover, even if the editing may throw more shade on Kryklyvyy than he deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Kinnear
Total Film
January 15, 2013
Anybody hoping for glamour will be disappointed: this is an icily dispassionate portrait of grinding routine in the pursuit of perfectionism.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
January 14, 2013
More gripping than a Michael Vaughan foxtrot, this is the perfect docu-thriller for the Strictly aficionado.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jennifer Tate
ViewLondon
October 3, 2012
Offers fascinating insights into the former World Latin Dance champion and his relationship with new dance partner, Anna Melnikova.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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