• R, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Adrian Lyne
    In Theaters:
    Jan 1, 1983 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 8, 2002
  • Paramount Home Video

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Flashdance Reviews

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Total Film

It's the electrifying body-doubled dance numbers that really stick.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

March 25, 2013
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Punchy, cleverly stylized, but utterly empty.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

March 25, 2013
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Unlike its grittily romantic predecessors, Flashdance is pure glitz.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

March 25, 2013
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Cinderella tale with sex, Spandex, and '80s pop.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 15, 2010
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Crudely-made in just about every possible way, Flashdance has only nostalgia going for it.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 4/10

August 11, 2010
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Flashdance might be considered one of the first signs of Hollywood's Apocalypse.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

April 30, 2009
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a beautiful piece of retro culture

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3/5

March 5, 2009

Film4

As far as date movies go, this is effective enough, especially the scene where Beals demonstrates how to change her top without taking off her sweater.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 23, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Nothing but glossy fluff.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1/4

May 23, 2008
Variety Staff
Variety
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Virtually plotless, exceedingly thin on characterization and sociologically laughable, pic at least lives up to its title by offering an anthology of extraordinarily flashy dance numbers.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 23, 2008
Jeff Giles
Bullz-Eye.com

There's something real in here, and it could have made it to the screen, but the people involved were too shortsighted to see it through.

Full Review Source: Bullz-Eye.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 16, 2007
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A simplistic fairy tale, directed by Lyne in a trashy, superficially glitzy style, with pretense to realism in its on-location shooting and a woman who works as a welder, and the kind of postmodernism that's mostly evident in the heroine's name, Alex.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

September 27, 2007
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

"What a feeling" indeed.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 28, 2007
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Depressing to think that this was a huge hit on the back of the Irene Cara hit single, since there's absolutely nothing to it.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Step-setter of its time.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Jennifer Beals shouldn't feel bad. She is a natural talent, she is fresh and engaging here, and only needs to find an agent with a natural talent for turning down scripts.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 23, 2004
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

An utterly preposterous piece of Reagan-era bootstrapping propaganda.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 4, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The story doesn't help Miss Beals either, because she's at her least convincing when having to register any emotion other than rapture.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 30, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A stylish, fast-paced let's-get-physical movie

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

July 23, 2003
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

I don't know whether to love it or hate it, procedure for anything scripted by Joe Eszterhas.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 2/4

October 8, 2002
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