Dance Me Outside (1994) - Rotten Tomatoes

Dance Me Outside (1994)



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This Canadian drama based on a book by W.P. Kinsella, examines the tension between Indians and Anglos in Canada from an Indian perspective. Silas Crow, who lives on a Northern Ontario reserve, wants to take a mechanic's course in Toronto with his friend Frank Fencepost. But before he can enroll, the teen must write a short narrative describing his home. The film is a series of vignette's from Crow's narrative. The vignette's are alternately funny and poignant.more
Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Don McKellar, John B. Frizzell, Bruce McDonald
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 19, 1996

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Lisa LaCroix
as Illianna
Tamara Podemski
as Little Margaret
Hugh Dillon
as Clarence Gaskill
Vince Manitowabi
as Hobart Thunder
Namir Khan
as Bartender
Peter Miskimmin
as Weird Cop
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Critic Reviews for Dance Me Outside

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (5)

Funny, scary, appealing and bizarre.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

Filled with characters who are more frustrated than ennobled, Dance Me Outside deftly turns a number of narrative conventions upside down.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Dance Me Outside nevertheless stays compelling, thanks to its cast of appealing unknowns. You haven't seen anyone quite like them before -- and that's meant as high praise.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Bolstered by a winning, youthful cast, the film is a droll ensemble piece that makes its serious points skillfully and effortlessly.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

[Dance Me Outside] packs a lot of punch into an offbeat drama that at first appears to be headed nowhere. Ultimately, though, you feel involved in lives that end up touching home.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Dance Me Outside offers an inside look at a culture that, all too often, has been either ignored or portrayed with halo-wearing political correctness.

Full Review… | May 8, 2013
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Audience Reviews for Dance Me Outside

HILARIOUS! Absolutely brilliant! Loved Adam Beach in this one. One could not help but feel for Michael Greyeyes's character. Oohh!!

Leo L

Super Reviewer

Great native flick with a great story.

Donna Dawson

Super Reviewer

I had to watch this movie for a class...the acting was horrible and the dialogue was something to be desired. I think it had potential and failed.

Dance Me Outside Quotes

Frank Fencepost: I don't know what they want. I don't know what they fucking want. Have you ever noticed, it's like there's some conspiracy with women. You look at them, they look at each other. You know they're thinking something, right?
– Submitted by Paul C (5 years ago)

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