Ballet 422 (2015) - Rotten Tomatoes

Ballet 422 (2015)

TOMATOMETER

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Ballet 422 offers a transfixing, intimate look at professional dance that should satisfy fans of the form as well as curious neophytes.

Ballet 422 Videos

Ballet 422 Photos

Movie Info

Cinematographer and documentarian Jody Lee Lipes crafts an intimate, fly-on-the-wall documentary offering a rare peek into the highly-guarded world of professional ballet. The film shadows Justin Peck, the 25-year old choreographer of the New York City Ballet, as he undertakes the Herculean task of creating the company's 422nd original piece while simultaneously fulfilling his role as a Corps de Ballet member. Lipes chronicles Peck's creative process from its embryonic stages to its highly anticipated premiere, quietly observing as he balances a roster of musicians, designers, and dancers from this famed institution. Ballet 422 is a powerful celebration of the skill and endurance of Peck and his fellow NYCB dancers-as well as those who remain hidden in the wings. (C) Tribeca Film Festival

Watch it now

Cast

Amar Ramasar
as Principal Dancer
Sterling Hyltin
as Principal Dancer
Tiler Peck
as Principal Dancer
Albert Evans
as Ballet Master
Andrew Sill
as Appearing
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Ballet 422

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (19)

For arts, music and dance aficionados, "Ballet 422" is a documentary that will speak (and perhaps sing) to them.

March 12, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

It's filled with delicious moments, particularly for dance fans ...

March 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Seattle Times
Top Critic

The fly [on the wall] is very good at getting access...but rather less good at giving context.

March 12, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
San Diego Reader
Top Critic

There are few titles and no interviews or narration. Entire scenes go by without anyone speaking. Instead, Ballet 422 is a very intimate look at the process.

March 6, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

For fans of dance, "Ballet 422" will produce plenty of pleasures. But as with great ballet, great movies always benefit from a little drama.

March 5, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

What makes Jody Lee Lipes documentary so interesting - even transfixing at times - is the fact that nothing is editorialized or explained. There are no interviews or voice-overs.

February 27, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Ballet 422

There are no featured audience reviews yet. Click the link below to see what others say about Ballet 422!

Ballet 422 Quotes

Discussion Forum

Discuss Ballet 422 on our Movie forum!

News & Features