A Ballerina's Tale Reviews

February 8, 2016
A Ballerina's Tale is far from an exhaustive or even complete documentary, but George... captures the behind-the-scenes grit required of any great artist while also making it clear why this artist is more important than most.
January 15, 2016
As an examination of how idealized conceptions of the ballerina have fed racial homogeneity in the industry, A Ballerina's Tale sticks with stuff we already know.
November 19, 2015
Stay for the end credits, which include a tribute to the (sadly few) black ballerinas who came before Copeland; you suspect, watching footage of the little girls who eagerly wait after performances, that many more will follow in her graceful footsteps.
October 23, 2015
Ultimately fails to deliver the sort of inspirational uplift that should have been a given.
October 22, 2015
Warm, compelling, slightly adoring.
October 18, 2015
A worthy story gets flat-footed treatment in Nelson George's portrait of ballerina Misty Copeland.
October 13, 2015
The part of [Ms. Copeland's] story that "A Ballerina's Tale" reveals best is the role of a group of successful older black women who took her under their wings and helped her feel less alone. This ballerina's tale is also theirs.
October 13, 2015
In A Ballerina's Tale, director Nelson George paints a moving portrait of Copeland that underscores her triumphs over bodily and historical limitations.