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Billy Elliot Reviews

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November 15, 2017
It's as raw a slice of escapism as you could wish for.
December 22, 2010
Terrific story of young ballet dancer has strong language.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 25, 2010
The film about atypical artistic pursuits in a blue-collar community that "The Full Monty" sought to be. Peter Darling's choreography dexterously captures the defiance in the dancing - rage against economical and emotional repression in a motherless home.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 14, 2007
When sticking with Billy and his inspirational story, director Stephen Daldry hits all the right steps.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 10, 2003
Daldry coaches an astonishing performance from Bell.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
June 15, 2002
The story is familiar, to be sure, but director Stephen Daldry and writer Lee Hall tell it so persuasively it's irresistible, and the movie's score of vintage T. Rex classics could do for glam-rock what "The Full Monty" did for disco.
April 19, 2002
Billy Elliot earns every one of its sentiments and emotions without getting overly manipulative or preachy
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 16, 2001
A feel-good movie that should have felt even better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 20, 2001
Billy Elliot is charming and entertaining. It's a bit of British fluff, enjoyable and lightweight.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 11, 2001
For every boy who played with dolls or performed an activity once thought 'girly;' for every girl who played sports or was considered a 'Tom boy...'
| Original Score: 3/4
June 15, 2001
Because the story is so entirely straightforward, the beauty is more in the performances and in the subtle touches than in the journey itself.
Full Review| Original Score: 4.5
April 19, 2001
Daldry can piece together a competent montage sequence, but he has no idea how to hold your attention without resorting to inspid, watery melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: short
April 3, 2001
I always say to people at home with regards to prejudice that the theatre is wonderful, because it embraces everybody.
March 14, 2001
Billy Elliot es una oda al espíritu humano, así como un recordatorio divertido y sincero de la importancia de luchar por los sueños
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 27, 2001
maintains a delicate balancing act between the comical tale of a boy's desire to be a ballet dancer and the backdrop of hard-edged, violent realism against which it is set
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 15, 2001
While it flirts with melodrama here and there, the heart-warming payoff worked for me.
Full Review
February 7, 2001
...basically just sits there for a good long hour before it picks up any sensible speed. Is it all worth it, though? In ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 7, 2001
The most emotionally satisfying film of the year.
Read More | Original Score: 85/100
January 1, 2000
Real and consequential.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Neither revolutionary in its approach or subject matter nor seamless in its storytelling, Billy Elliot nevertheless manages to sketch the lives of characters we come to care about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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