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Prima Ballerina Reviews

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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
January 14, 2009
Watching these women perform is a striking lesson in ballet's rigorous aesthetic alchemy -- and the extreme, exquisite individualism that prevails.
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Anna King
Time Out
January 14, 2009
Ballerina has the feel of a propaganda puff piece put out by the Russian tourist board.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
January 14, 2009
A close-up but still, one senses, heavily idealized documentary portrait.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Maria Garcia
Film Journal International
January 14, 2009
Skillfully written and entertaining documentary that is also a clever investigation into the professional lives of the world's best dancers, the ballerinas of Russia's Kirov Ballet.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
May 1, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald
January 16, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
May 1, 2009
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix
May 1, 2009
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
April 17, 2009
Ballerina is most memorable, not surprisingly, in capturing these women on the move, whether dancing in full costume on the Mariinsky stage or practicing endlessly in the theater's rehearsal rooms.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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