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The Turning Point Reviews

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September 10, 2010
What stands out are the ballet performances.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 1, 2004
It deserved all the Oscars it won: none.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 18, 2006
A glorified made-for-Lifetime-cable movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 9, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 16, 2004
Unwatchable for anyone who isn't a mad ballet fan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 22, 2007
Though made in 1977, this strained effort tries to combine a 1940s woman's picture with backstage melodrama set in the modern ballet world.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 30, 2012
For a film ostensibly dedicated to physical grace, Ross's images are unforgivably clumsy.
May 24, 2003
Its sophistications are superficial, to say the least, but it wowed the Academy in 1977.
January 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 22, 2008
The Turning Point is one of the best films of its era.
January 23, 2004
A wonderful film about the friendship between two women and about the marvels of ballet.
June 29, 2005
moving drama
| Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2012
You yield to The Turning Point relucantly, knowing well that it is conning you -- with sentiment, with flamboyance, with sheer slickness.
April 8, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 14, 2004
MacLaine and Bancroft are electric to watch.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 9, 2005
The Turning Point is entertaining, not for discovering new material, but for treating old material with style and romantic feeling that, in this day and age, seem remarkably unafraid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 28, 2016
Well-acted '70s dance drama has sex, mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 9, 2017
One is reminded anew of the satisfaction to be derived from waiting for something to be done the right way.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
There's some beautiful dancing and a wealth of detail about the world of classical ballet.
January 30, 2012
A well-made soap opera with a story that right out of a 1930s backstage musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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