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A Chorus Line Reviews

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March 6, 2019
If you were one of that legion who saw A Chorus Line more than once in the theater, the film is enough to make you doubt your judgment. If you've never seen the stage piece, you may come out wondering what in the name of goodness all the fuss was about.
March 6, 2019
A Chorus Line is a noble, at times highly entertaining attempt to bring a hopelessly stagebound show to film. Considering the limitations of the medium, it's almost as good as it could be.
March 6, 2019
A Chorus Line: The Movie is like a soccer match seen only from the waist up. They've cut off the feet, which is all the more frustrating when you're supposed to be enjoying the fancy footwork.
March 6, 2019
A Chorus Line is a kind of 'Murphy's Law: The Motion Picture' -- everything that can go wrong does.
March 6, 2019
Richard Attenborough's movies are like the best-behaved guests at a Swiss embassy reception; they never offend, never impress.
March 6, 2019
A classic play has been reduced a decent movie. It's a shame it couldn't be as good as the play; it's a small pleasure that it`s as entertaining as it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 6, 2019
The show's format proves too slippery for the director to manage properly. The stagebound setting gets boring; the action doesn't build a steady momentum; and the characters do far too much hanging around until the camera's ready to point at them again.
March 6, 2019
You want to know about the dancing? It's bad. Rather, the way it has been restaged and shot for the movie is bad.
March 6, 2019
Attenborough hasn't solved all of the problems; claustrophobia sometimes creeps into the proceedings But he keeps the performances alive and the camera moving, and he has brought a stagy musical to glowing life.
March 6, 2019
Attenborough's efficient workmanlike adaptation of the hugely popular Broadway musical works surprisingly well transferred to the big screen.
March 6, 2019
This $24 million extravaganza is an empty shell, so cautious it lacks even the sleazy energy of a real desecration.
March 6, 2019
Athough director Attenborough's film version has a couple of pleasant numbers which serve as oases amidst the dullness, it really hurts for those who remember the dazzle and emotional depth of the let's-put-on-a-show original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 6, 2019
Attenborough takes the show that set the stage alight and, in this curiously flat version, dampens its spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 6, 2019
Since this is effectively a record of one of the greatest works of musical theatre, there is much of merit, especially Alyson Reed... and ex-Dallas regular Audrey Landers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2014
probably worked much better as a live production
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 18, 2014
'A Chorus Line' will certainly give people who think they want a career in dance some idea of whether they're up to the challenge. And the rest of the audience will never look at a musical chorus line the same way.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 23, 2012
Misconceived and poorly executed by director Richard (Gandhi) Attenborough, who turns the Broadway smash hit musical into a total bore.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 7, 2010
Sexy Broadway classic gets disappointing 1980s remake.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 4, 2008
If all they did was get it on film, that's not so bad.
June 24, 2006
The grit and drive of the original have been dissipated into studiously unkempt glitz as empty as plasticised pop.
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