Alive and Kicking Reviews

March 12, 2019
It is fast and exciting and I could watch it all day!
December 22, 2017
This is a very life-affirming movie with joyous dance performances with a lot of amazing acrobatic moves. It is not only a lot of fun to watch, but a good antidote for these dark, depressing times in the world.
December 18, 2017
Full of life, this swinging doc shows the fervor attending a throwback to the 1920s, dancers who enthusiastically go back in time to give new spirit to the Lindy Hop.
November 14, 2017
The dancers do the talking.
September 12, 2017
After the credits roll at the end and the lights come up, you will be overcome by the feverish need to head to the nearest dance floor with a kicking and swinging band.
April 12, 2017
Though it adheres to documentary convention by picking out a few competitive swing dancers and following them throughout the film, "Alive and Kicking" keeps dancing off into other areas, and we just hold its hand and follow.
April 6, 2017
Glatzer captures the love and support of an intergenerational community, one in which nonagenarians cut the rug alongside up-and-comers.
April 6, 2017
Glatzer captures the visceral charge of moving wildly in tandem with another person, often in improvised bouts that forge strong bonds between partners, if only for a few minutes.
April 6, 2017
Although it's been used repeatedly as a movie title, Alive and Kicking perfectly captures the joyous enthusiasm of Susan Glatzer's debut documentary, which presents swing dance as a vibrant, living art form.
April 3, 2017
Though its cinematography is nothing to write home about, the action Alive and Kicking captures is so transfixing, one marvels that dancers can keep it up for five years, much less five decades.
March 22, 2016
The music, the interviews, the interleavening of stock footage, the way the various modern narratives and backgrounding histories are fitted together: All of this works toward a successful expression of what means a thing because it does have that swing