Lord Of The Dance 3D Reviews

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Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
March 22, 2011
Flatley himself, a construction worker turned award-winning dancer, seems to be using gravity as a catalyst rather than an impediment to his ebullience
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
March 20, 2011
Lord of the Dance 3D is the Showgirls of concert documentaries.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 18, 2011
[The film] doesn't offer a single flying sequin to justify its considerably higher ticket price. It's simply a blandly shot recording of Michael Flatley's musical revue, as performed overseas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 18, 2011
Happy St. Patrick's Day. Don't go see Lord of the Dance in 3D.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 18, 2011
Flatley puts the tacky in spectackylar... [L]ike what might happen if Albus Dumbledore used some powerful illegal magic to meld Busby Berkeley, pagan ritual, Cirque du Soleil, and Irish folk dancing... on ice!
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 18, 2011
An essential document of bad taste that needs to go right into the time capsule. History must not forget.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 18, 2011
Here, in muddy colors and meaningless 3-D, is a video transcription of the (sometimes hilariously) flashy show Flatley and his famous troupe brought to Dublin in 2010.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
March 18, 2011
The excitement factor only intermittently carries from the arena to the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
March 17, 2011
When you're not slack-jawed in amazement at the fancy footwork, you'll probably be giggling (or groaning) at Flatley's overcooked sense of the dramatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ted Fry
Seattle Times
March 17, 2011
If you're a fan, then you'll probably be thrilled by this more literal rendering of Celtic thunder, with the Zeus-like Flatley delivering lightning bolts of pizazz from his own showbiz heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Terry Byrne
Boston Globe
March 17, 2011
There are lots of close-ups of Flatley's lightning-fast feet, as well as some cheesy slow-motion leaps, but no sense of the complexity or continuity of the dance combinations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 17, 2011
A faithful transcription of a live performance, but it lacks the you-are-there dimension of the most involving concert films.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
March 16, 2011
The best seat in the house for one of the most popular shows on the planet.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
March 16, 2011
Sequins shimmy! Dances are lorded! And Flatley magically repairs a broken flute with his rear end! What's not to like here?
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 16, 2011
Music video director Marcus Viner's 3D cameras don't take us into the performance or even up on the stage with the dancers. Stylistically, it's a very pedestrian treatment of its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
March 15, 2011
Even Flatley infidels will find themselves starved for a well-lit close-up of those whirling feet, or maybe just the tantalizing illusion of a swift, blackout kick to the head.
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John Anderson
Variety
March 15, 2011
That pre-eminent Crock-Pot of Celtic culture, Lord of the Dance, is brought to the bigscreen in Lord of the Dance 3D, which uses its stereoscopic technology to little discernible purpose.
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
March 15, 2011
A vanity production so self-inflated they needed an extra dimension to contain it, Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance 3D won't win many new fans for the high-stepping dancer. It might even cost him a few old ones.
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
March 15, 2011
Even in 3D, the screen is no substitute for experiencing the energetic excitement of Michael Flatley.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B
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