Strictly Ballroom - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Strictly Ballroom Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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
Emanuel Levy
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+
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
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.
Clint Morris
July 23, 2008
An Australian classic - and deservedly so!
| Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 30, 2005
fabulous comedy-romance
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 23, 2005
The exuberant film was breezy, well-acted and easy to like even if it was fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
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-
Dan Fazio
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
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
August 16, 2003
More fun for ballroom enthusiasts than for the rest of us; cheeky, but totally overloaded.
| Original Score: 2/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Great dance movie and a preview of what Lurhmann will be capable of in the future.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 20, 2003
Kind of like Luhrmann Meets John Waters. Great fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
Brian Mckay
March 20, 2003
Funny, charming and energetic. Baz Lurhman's warm-up to MOULIN ROUGE.
| Original Score: 4/5
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 17, 2002
An occasional lack of coherence inhibits our ability to truly embrace the actors and their twinkle-toed exploits
| Original Score: 68/100
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
July 27, 2002
A delightful confection from Baz Luhrmann, fresher and lighter on its feet than Moulin Rouge!
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
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.
| Original Score: 8/10
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
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
Christopher Null
March 15, 2002
There are weird movies about dancing, and there is Strictly Ballroom.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 27, 2002
A feel good movie about two daring souls who break new ground by not letting fear close them down.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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