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Center Stage Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 8, 2002
...not only insultingly stupid but weirdly dull.
Full Review| Original Score: D
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
With a plot that is constructed entirely out of formula situations and familiar plot elements, Center Stage feels like a rerun of Flashdance grafted onto The Cutting Edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 1, 2000
What Fame would have been if it had been a poorly acted soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, in between the dance sequences, the actors are allowed to talk. This is a problem.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Both too high-minded and too low-minded.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
The aim of the film was to be entertaining, the art part it dumbed down for mass consumption.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Center Stage is the same old stuff, not an arabesque more.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Center Stage is all dancing and hugging and no good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John Venable
Supercala.com
December 31, 2005
If I was a 12 year old girl who takes any sort of dance classes, this would be my favorite film of all time...but I'm not.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2/4
Mac Verstandig
Moviereviews.org
January 1, 2000
Center Stage isn't going to live forever.
| Original Score: 7/10
Mac Verstandig
Stage Newspaper
January 1, 2000
Center Stage isn't going to live forever.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
If you like campy dance movies, this one won't let you down
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susannah Breslin
TNT's Rough Cut
January 1, 2000
It is so bad, it actually made me realize that life doesn't hold try-outs and I should use my time doing better things than watching Center Stage.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
January 1, 2000
An unbelievably hokey, and, in spite of the terpsichore on display, resolutely lead-footed piece of mawkish melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Elizabeth Zimmer
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Nicholas Hytner's movie might be subtitled Beverly Hills 90210 Goes to Juilliard.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
It's a bad joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
December 10, 2001
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
David Jays
Sight and Sound
December 3, 2002
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Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)
May 28, 2003
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Todd R. Ramlow
PopMatters
January 1, 2000
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
January 1, 2000
Stephen Farber
Movieline
April 17, 2001
Alexander Walker
This is London
December 15, 2003
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail (UK)
December 15, 2003
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Ebert & Roeper
January 1, 2000
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
January 1, 2000

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
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Time Out
June 3, 2006

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June 18, 2012
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