The Turning Point Reviews

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October 17, 2019
Herbert Ross' The Turning Point may not be the first movie ever to have utilized the background of the ballet world, nor even the definitive one, but it is the first to have used exhaustively and intelligently.
October 1, 2019
An engrossing, uplifting experience, that manages also to be constantly entertaining.
August 1, 2019
The Turning Point lacks a script. Herbert Ross is more than an acceptable director... but here he vacillates between making a melodrama or a documentary about ballet. [Full Review in Spanish]
May 9, 2017
One is reminded anew of the satisfaction to be derived from waiting for something to be done the right way.
June 28, 2016
Well-acted '70s dance drama has sex, mature themes.
January 30, 2012
A well-made soap opera with a story that right out of a 1930s backstage musical.
January 30, 2012
You yield to The Turning Point relucantly, knowing well that it is conning you -- with sentiment, with flamboyance, with sheer slickness.
January 30, 2012
For a film ostensibly dedicated to physical grace, Ross's images are unforgivably clumsy.
September 10, 2010
What stands out are the ballet performances.
July 22, 2008
The Turning Point is one of the best films of its era.
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.
March 9, 2006
February 18, 2006
A glorified made-for-Lifetime-cable movie.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
There's some beautiful dancing and a wealth of detail about the world of classical ballet.
June 29, 2005
moving drama
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.
April 8, 2005
January 2, 2005
October 14, 2004
MacLaine and Bancroft are electric to watch.
March 1, 2004
It deserved all the Oscars it won: none.
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