Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet Reviews

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2003
A much better documentary -- more revealing, more emotional and more surprising -- than its pedestrian English title would have you believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
May 8, 2003
A thoughtful, reverent portrait of what is essentially a subculture, with its own rules regarding love and family, governance and hierarchy.
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Octavio Roca
San Francisco Chronicle
February 24, 2003
There are touching moments in Etoiles, but for the most part this is a dull, dour documentary on what ought to be a joyful or at least fascinating subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Christine Temin
Boston Globe
January 10, 2003
This is art paying homage to art.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Clive Barnes
New York Post
November 8, 2002
Muddled, simplistic and more than a little pretentious.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 7, 2002
Like leafing through an album of photos accompanied by the sketchiest of captions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Elizabeth Zimmer
Village Voice
November 5, 2002
Among the many pleasures are the lively intelligence of the artists and their perceptiveness about their own situations.