The Turning Point Reviews

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.
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.
July 22, 2008
The Turning Point is one of the best films of its era.
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.
January 23, 2004
A wonderful film about the friendship between two women and about the marvels of ballet.