Critics Consensus

Ballerina's rich setting and beautifully animated dance sequences elevate a solidly crafted all-ages adventure with a surprising amount of colorful flair.



Total Count: 32


Audience Score

User Ratings: 255
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Felicie is a young orphan from Brittany with only one passion: dance. With her best friend Victor, who wants to become a great inventor, they devise a madcap plan to escape the orphanage for Paris, the City of Lights where the Eiffel Tower is still being built ! Felicie will have to fight like never before to surpass herself and to learn from her mistakes, to make her wildest dream come true: becoming a prima ballerina at the Paris Opera...


Critic Reviews for Ballerina

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (24) | Rotten (8)

  • This serviceable French-Canadian digimation cleaves to the post-Cowell definition of the word "journey": its heroine is a redheaded dreamer (voiced by Elle Fanning) who flees her orphanage to blag a spot at the fin de siècle Paris Opera.

    Jun 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Mike McCahill

    Top Critic
  • Ballerina is an animation that's ideal for junior balletomanes.

    Jun 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The film's realism extends to the dance sequences themselves, animated using footage of real dancers from the Opera-Ballet for reference. Perhaps for this reason, they're more technically impressive than truly thrilling.

    Jun 13, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It is a holiday film for everybody -- girls, boys and adults, no matter how jaded their taste for "family fare".

    Jun 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • There's plenty of visual whimsy in the late-19th-century setting - the animators render a gorgeous Paris - while enthusiastic dance sequences and comic beats balance out melodrama.

    Jun 13, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • At one point, Félicie's ballet teacher tells her that she has "the energy of a bullet" but no technique or focus; the same is true of Ballerina itself.

    Jun 13, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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