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Center Stage Reviews

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January 1, 2000
What really counts in Center Stage are the extended dance scenes, all of which are absolutely exhilarating.
January 1, 2000
The inspiring central plot still works, the actors are refreshing and the dance is great to watch, making Center Stage a worthwhile experience.
Read More | Original Score: 73/100
January 1, 2000
Nicholas Hytner's movie might be subtitled Beverly Hills 90210 Goes to Juilliard.
January 1, 2000
Lacks brio.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
It's a bad joke.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Both too high-minded and too low-minded.
January 1, 2000
Fortunately, it also contains several more complex characters who manage to make the film a surprisingly engaging affair.
January 1, 2000
Ineptly acted and so predictable and silly that it may prompt more howls of laughter than applause from audiences.
January 1, 2000
Ultimately the story line here is as stupid as the final 'rock' ballet.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Not since The Turning Point has a dance movie done so many cinematic pirouettes with such a graceful sense of audience-pleasing fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
The cast is all very young and pretty, but they play types rather than anything approaching the semblance of a real human being.
January 1, 2000
A lightweight but highly likeable and, at times, thrilling film.
January 1, 2000
The acting is wooden.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
To watch it is to be transported to your living room sofa on the laziest, rainiest Sunday afternoon, saying 'thank you USA television' between Wendys commercials.
January 1, 2000
Center Stage is all dancing and hugging and no good.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
I'm a guy, but it's my job to admit I liked Center Stage.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
While it seems like Hytner was aiming for something like Fame, the end result is more like a nudity-free Showgirls for the pre-teen set.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
January 1, 2000
Despite it being ballet-dancing, which I admit to despising personally, I still managed to remain quite interested.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Center Stage isn't going to live forever.
| Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
Although Center Stage doesn't really find its groove until the last act, its dance numbers are well worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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