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A Wink and a Smile Reviews

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
May 14, 2009
Elegantly shot...and nicely paced, A Wink and a Smile is most appealing in its depiction of the growing camaraderie of the students.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 1, 2009
The movie is an excruciating documentary about ordinary women taking a burlesque class in Seattle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Nathan Lee
New York Times
May 1, 2009
Just as burlesque loses most of its oomph when put on video -- no art is more dependent on the intimacy of live performance -- self-esteem trips are less compelling to hear about than to experience firsthand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Daniel Eagan
Hollywood Reporter
May 1, 2009
Skin-deep look at students in a Seattle school for stripping.
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Ronnie Scheib
April 30, 2009
Highly entertaining docu A Wink and a Smile provides an eye-opening lesson in the theory and practice of stripping.
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 29, 2009
A Wink and a Smile struck me as 90 minutes of narcissism with a hyper-feminist slant, and no erotic charge whatsoever.
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
April 28, 2009
The tension between wanting to root for these women and ultimately being faced with what you're rooting for goes completely unresolved.