Five Dances Reviews

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June 24, 2014
A lovingly shot valentine to work and body and art, and a generous, ultimately happy little story of a lost boy finding a community and a kindred soul.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 24, 2014
Five Dances should well impress dance aficionados even if its skimpy narrative proves less than inspired.
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
June 24, 2014
Rather than adapting the pieces to conform to his paper-thin narrative, Brown explores the tensions and contortions of dancers expressing fresh emotion through a pre-existing art form.
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David DeWitt
New York Times
October 3, 2013
There's an interesting vibe there, but it's not enough to save what seems like a failed experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
October 3, 2013
Though the film's untested cast struggles with the drama, and the sketched-out story is often banal (there are several amateurish calls-to-mom scenes), the presentation of a specific city subculture is etched from the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Violet Lucca
Village Voice
October 1, 2013
Unfortunately, schmaltzy music and drab melodrama drag down the otherwise graceful moves of Five Dances.