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Jig Reviews

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Rob Humanick
Suite101.com
October 3, 2011
Not just a chronicle of a competition, a la Spellbound, but a look at the nature of obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
August 4, 2011
It's not the best movie you'll ever see, but as movies about Irish dance competitions go, well, it's pretty high on that list.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
June 24, 2011
A captivating primer on tripping the light fantastic with your arms pinned to your sides!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
June 22, 2011
Uncovers the sweat and toil behind all the sparkly outfits and clickety-clack footwork.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Noh
Film Journal International
June 17, 2011
Irish-dancing documentary holds your interest with its range of characters and competitive edge, despite serious directorial missteps.
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
June 17, 2011
Jig is both inspiring and a cautionary tale about obsession among youngsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 16, 2011
Jig draws on sports movie conventions and winsomely entertains.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
June 16, 2011
This highly involving film deftly captures the unique physical, emotional and financial aspects of diving into competitive Irish dance, with the participants' addictive immersion the overwhelming takeaway.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix
June 16, 2011
There's no voiceover, just kids and parents and coaches talking about their passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
June 16, 2011
"Jig'' is involving, if at times overly slick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 16, 2011
There is plenty to admire and enjoy about Jig. The filmmakers were given unprecedented access to the Irish Dancing World Championships, and what they found is captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 16, 2011
It's all sweat, stomps, and caked-on make-up as these girls (and a few boys) chase their dreams, for personal glory and, of course, to appease their parents.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine
June 15, 2011
The documentary Jig presents a world that approaches child pageantry in its self-contained weirdness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 14, 2011
Anyone who has ever attempted to put body, mind and soul together, hoping desperately to achieve undisputed excellence (even if only until next year) will revel in this production's honesty, integrity and love.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
June 9, 2011
I applaud the filmmaker for making such a fun film about a dance competition that I knew nothing about before the film and for keeping my interest throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
June 3, 2011
A kitsch documentary about the World Irish Dance competition.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Derek Malcolm
This is London
May 6, 2011
It's a quest for perfection that leads to tears or triumph, and Bourne shoots it all with rare skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
May 6, 2011
Beautifully filmed and terribly funny, it's a hoot from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
January 22, 2013
Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
June 18, 2011
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