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


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Jig Reviews

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

January 22, 2013
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The practice and performance sequences are compelling, but the history of the dance style, the intricacies of judging and the personalities of the hoofers are hardly addressed.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 25, 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
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
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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Bourne shows little knowledge or curiosity about her subject and doesn't find its magic in this pedestrian documentary.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

June 17, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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Bourne belabors the judges' final decision to such an excruciating length, it makes the whole movie feel a bit more cloddish than it should.

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

June 17, 2011
Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
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Too close to a TV dance competition show to go far in theaters.

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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
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Smallpox has been eliminated from the planet -- so why can't our finest minds seem to be able to do anything about Irish step dancing?

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 17, 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
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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This programmatic entry in the tykes-and-trophies genre has too much on its plate and not nearly enough on its mind.

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

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
Nick Schager
Time Out New York
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Must every subculture competition receive a pop documentary?

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

June 15, 2011
Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
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If the structure behind Jig seems familiar, it is. That's because Sue Bourne's film employs the same formula as nearly every entry in an increasingly prevalent documentary subgenre devoted to chronicling specialized competitions.

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June 14, 2011
Leslie Felperin
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There are too many personal stories and themes (rivalry, triumph over adversity, the nobility of sportsmanlike determination...) slugging it out here.

Full Review Source: Variety

May 10, 2011
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