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.

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Cast

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.

May 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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.

May 8, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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.

May 8, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Entertainment Weekly
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Bolstered by a winning, youthful cast, the film is a droll ensemble piece that makes its serious points skillfully and effortlessly.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…
Variety
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.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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.

May 8, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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
Leo L

Super Reviewer

Great native flick with a great story.

Donna Dawson
Donna Dawson

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