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Billy Elliot Reviews

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The movie pours on scenes ... so manipulative and phony ... that our response is unnecessary.

January 1, 2000
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It demands love, which is the best way not to get it.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 1, 2000
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

August 7, 2008
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: D+

January 10, 2003
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The short shrift given to ... background considerations gives the film a shallowness.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A predictable story.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

January 1, 2000
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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A bit of working-class malarkey so unrelentingly sweet, so determinedly dotty, it makes the teeth ache.

January 1, 2000
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine

Daldry can piece together a competent montage sequence, but he has no idea how to hold your attention without resorting to inspid, watery melodrama.

Full Review Source: Matinee Magazine | Original Score: short

April 19, 2001

| Original Score: 2.5/4

January 1, 2000
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

The young actor does his best, and, whereas we certainly root for his character, the movie is just too formulaic to be able to recommend it.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News

A triumphal piece of stealth schmaltz.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News

January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Sticky-sweet confectioner's paste, bad for your teeth and liable to give you a tummy ache two hours later.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
David Noh
Film Journal International

There's a certain sense of violation on the viewer's part, to have all one's trusted suspension of disbelief suddenly run over by such a barrage of easy cliché.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

January 1, 2000
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Not trusting the audience to have any reaction that has not been completely stage-managed, [Hall and Daldry] lay on the sentimentality and the cliches as thick as they can, which is pretty thick.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

January 1, 2000

Globe and Mail
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Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2002

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 8, 2002

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 6, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Julie Walters ... is spirited and colorful as the ballet teacher, and Gary Lewis is somehow convincing as the dad even when the screenplay requires him to make big offscreen swings of position.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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Neither revolutionary in its approach or subject matter nor seamless in its storytelling, Billy Elliot nevertheless manages to sketch the lives of characters we come to care about.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Bell is extraordinary as Billy, the best child actor performance since Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense.

| Original Score: 4/5

January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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December 24, 2011
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Susan Granger
January 1, 2000
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 9, 2004
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

January 1, 2000
Jason Anderson
January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Anchorage Press

June 11, 2001
Claire Monk
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
David Rooney
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July 23, 2008
Gaby Bila-Gunther
Senses of Cinema
October 20, 2008

Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000

Ebert & Roeper
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National Post

January 1, 2000

April 16, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
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