A Chorus Line Reviews

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March 7, 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 7, 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 7, 2019
A Chorus Line is a kind of 'Murphy's Law: The Motion Picture' -- everything that can go wrong does.
March 7, 2019
Richard Attenborough's movies are like the best-behaved guests at a Swiss embassy reception; they never offend, never impress.
March 7, 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 7, 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 7, 2019
This $24 million extravaganza is an empty shell, so cautious it lacks even the sleazy energy of a real desecration.
March 7, 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.
March 7, 2019
Attenborough takes the show that set the stage alight and, in this curiously flat version, dampens its spirit.
January 23, 2014
probably worked much better as a live production
June 23, 2012
Misconceived and poorly executed by director Richard (Gandhi) Attenborough, who turns the Broadway smash hit musical into a total bore.
December 7, 2010
Sexy Broadway classic gets disappointing 1980s remake.
June 24, 2006
The grit and drive of the original have been dissipated into studiously unkempt glitz as empty as plasticised pop.
December 28, 2004
August 30, 2004
Mr. Attenborough is listed as the director of 'A Chorus Line,' but what he seems actually to have done is to act as the escort to the screen of a reasonable facsimile of the show, not noticing that it was dying en route.
June 8, 2004
They should've just left it on Broadway
August 29, 2003
April 3, 2003
You'll be crying "uncle" long before those gams are flashed.
October 29, 2002
July 29, 2002
"astonishingly, it throws out just about everything that made the show a classic"
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