Billy Elliot Reviews

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December 8, 2002
October 30, 2002
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
March 5, 2002
November 27, 2001
November 16, 2001
A feel-good movie that should have felt even better.
September 20, 2001
Billy Elliot is charming and entertaining. It's a bit of British fluff, enjoyable and lightweight.
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...'
July 3, 2001
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.
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.
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 espritu humano, as como un recordatorio divertido y sincero de la importancia de luchar por los sueos
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
February 15, 2001
While it flirts with melodrama here and there, the heart-warming payoff worked for me.
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.
February 7, 2001
February 7, 2001
The most emotionally satisfying film of the year.
January 1, 2001
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