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The Waterdance (1992)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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Paralyzed in a 1984 accident, writer/director Neal Jimenez (of River's Edge fame) channelled his own experiences and emotions into his 1991 film Waterdance. Eric Stoltz stars as a young writer left incapacitated by a hiking accident. He is placed in a paraplegic ward, peopled by patients of all races and emotional states. Together with his new-found friends, Stoltz rebels against the hospital system and his own debilitation. Helen Hunt and Wesley Snipes are among the costars in this effective

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Neal Jimenez

Dec 18, 2001

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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What's most striking about the film is its meticulous attention to detai, authenticity, and tight focus: This is the story of 3 ordinary guys, not war heroes, who happen to be in wheel chairs; Jimenez based the script on his personal experience.

October 31, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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A paraplegic squares off against fear, anger, loneliness and despair.

July 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

A film of stellar performances. Stoltz is nothing short of sensational.

September 18, 2002
Moviehole

An experience from a gifted writer telling a story from personal experience, as opposed to some hack culling together a melodrama about how sad it is to be crippled.

August 14, 2002 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Stoltz does a good if not great job of telling the store of Neal Jimenez and his experiences in becoming paralyzed. As I said, good, not great.
December 28, 2012
John Ballantine

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Good performances, and actually quite funny in places.
July 21, 2008
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