• Jig
    2 minutes 9 seconds
    Added: May 27, 2011


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Jig Reviews

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

January 22, 2013
Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B+

January 22, 2013
Rob Humanick

Not just a chronicle of a competition, a la Spellbound, but a look at the nature of obsession.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 3, 2011
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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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 Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 4, 2011
Kam Williams

A captivating primer on tripping the light fantastic with your arms pinned to your sides!

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze | Original Score: 3/4

June 24, 2011
Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
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Uncovers the sweat and toil behind all the sparkly outfits and clickety-clack footwork.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

June 22, 2011
David Noh
Film Journal International

Irish-dancing documentary holds your interest with its range of characters and competitive edge, despite serious directorial missteps.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 17, 2011
Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
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Jig is both inspiring and a cautionary tale about obsession among youngsters.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 3/4

June 17, 2011
Christopher Null

Jig draws on sports movie conventions and winsomely entertains.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 16, 2011
Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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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 Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

June 16, 2011
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix

There's no voiceover, just kids and parents and coaches talking about their passion.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 16, 2011
Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
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"Jig'' is involving, if at times overly slick.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 16, 2011
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

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 Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

June 16, 2011
Brian Orndorf

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 Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: B

June 16, 2011
Paul Schrodt
Slant Magazine

The documentary Jig presents a world that approaches child pageantry in its self-contained weirdness.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 15, 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 Source: JWR | Original Score: 5/5

June 14, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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 Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

June 9, 2011
Harvey S. Karten

A kitsch documentary about the World Irish Dance competition.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B

June 3, 2011
Derek Malcolm
This is London

It's a quest for perfection that leads to tears or triumph, and Bourne shoots it all with rare skill.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 3/5

May 6, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Beautifully filmed and terribly funny, it's a hoot from start to finish.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2011
Drew Taylor
The Playlist
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Ray Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
June 18, 2011
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