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Strictly Ballroom Reviews

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September 15, 2017
Baz Luhrman is nothing short of a national filmmaking treasure.
January 6, 2014
so reserved for Luhrmann as a director, yet it is as fabulous and colorful as any other film out there
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 22, 2011
A crow-pleaster hat took the inernational festival circuit by storm and put Aussie filmmaker Luhrmann on the map as a talent to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 3, 2008
Listen to the rhythm of your heart in Strictly Ballroom, where tears and laughter blend seamlessly in an extravagantly theatrical story about love, dreams and overcoming your fears.
July 23, 2008
An Australian classic - and deservedly so!
| Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2005
fabulous comedy-romance
| Original Score: 4/5
September 23, 2005
The exuberant film was breezy, well-acted and easy to like even if it was fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 17, 2005
Though made for a fraction of [Moulin Rouge]'s budget and with no big stars,Strictly Ballroom is the better film in every way.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
September 16, 2003
Lots of laughs, lots of style: Strictly Ballroom is a wonderful prelude to Luhrmann's next two films.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
August 16, 2003
More fun for ballroom enthusiasts than for the rest of us; cheeky, but totally overloaded.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 14, 2003
Great dance movie and a preview of what Lurhmann will be capable of in the future.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 20, 2003
Kind of like Luhrmann Meets John Waters. Great fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 20, 2003
Funny, charming and energetic. Baz Lurhman's warm-up to MOULIN ROUGE.
| Original Score: 4/5
September 17, 2002
An occasional lack of coherence inhibits our ability to truly embrace the actors and their twinkle-toed exploits
Read More | Original Score: 68/100
July 27, 2002
A delightful confection from Baz Luhrmann, fresher and lighter on its feet than Moulin Rouge!
| Original Score: 4/5
April 17, 2002
The plot is predictable, to be sure, but it's fun to follow along... Highly enjoyable no matter what one's taste in music or dance.
Read More | Original Score: 8/10
March 24, 2002
Ten years ago, Baz Luhrmann made a quirky film version of a play based on his childhood experiences
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 15, 2002
There are weird movies about dancing, and there is Strictly Ballroom.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 27, 2002
A feel good movie about two daring souls who break new ground by not letting fear close them down.
January 1, 2000
There's no denying that it's also an all-around crowd-pleaser, offering as much excitement and emotion as any movie in recent months.
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