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Center Stage Reviews

August 28, 2006
Assuming that every generation needs its own dance film, Hytner revists the turf of films like Turning Point (classic ballet), Chrous Line (Broadway dancing) and Saturday Night Fever (disco) and blends together their themes and persona to little effect.
Read More | Original Score: C
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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
If you have the remotest interest in ballet, Center Stage is impossible to pass up.
January 1, 2000
The dance sequences in his film make the most exciting footage.
January 1, 2000
Center Stage is the same old stuff, not an arabesque more.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
With a plot that is constructed entirely out of formula situations and familiar plot elements, Center Stage feels like a rerun of Flashdance grafted onto The Cutting Edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Subpar Dawson's Creek in Danskins.
January 1, 2000
An unexpected pleasure.
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, in between the dance sequences, the actors are allowed to talk. This is a problem.
January 1, 2000
Center Stage has moments of joy and moments of insight.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Nicholas Hytner's movie might be subtitled Beverly Hills 90210 Goes to Juilliard.
January 1, 2000
The acting is wooden.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Center Stage is all dancing and hugging and no good.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
January 1, 2000
Embarrassingly enjoyable.
January 1, 2000
In terms of story and characters, this film pirouettes into the orchestra pit.
January 1, 2000
Anybody who's ever laced on toe shoes, or wanted to, will find something to take away from Center Stage.
January 1, 2000
A pleasant little fantasy film masquerading as real life.
January 1, 2000
Seeing foot-work this fun on film is enough. Give Center Stage an encore just for existing.
January 1, 2000
If only Hytner had chucked the cliched script and turned Center Stage into a full-blown song-and-dance musical, the movie might have been something special.
January 1, 2000
Fortunately, it also contains several more complex characters who manage to make the film a surprisingly engaging affair.
January 1, 2000
It's a bad joke.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5