Billy Elliot - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Billy Elliot Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Terrific story of young ballet dancer has strong language.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Rogers
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
Ted Murphy
September 8, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Michael Dequina
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

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 10, 2003
Daldry coaches an astonishing performance from Bell.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Susan Tavernetti
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3/4
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
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.
Collin Souter
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
Jeremy Heilman
March 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
November 27, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
November 16, 2001
A feel-good movie that should have felt even better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
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
Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
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
Top Critic
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
June 4, 2001
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Brandon Judell
April 3, 2001
I always say to people at home with regards to prejudice that the theatre is wonderful, because it embraces everybody.
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