Dancer in the Dark - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Dancer in the Dark Reviews

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August 12, 2002
The turgid soap opera of a plot reveals little of the human truths [it] presumably wants to uncover.
Full Review | Original Score: C?
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 12, 2007
It is not pleasing to watch, by any conceivable definition of that word.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Selma asks for so little, complains so seldom, and is in such perpetual denial about her problems that I find her virtually indigestible as a character.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
They speak English, but the film doesn't feel American.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 27, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: C
January 1, 2000
Dancer in the Dark is that curious thing, a movie that by turns is wincingly awful and heartbreakingly fine.
January 1, 2000
It may have some powerful and disturbing moments, but it's otherwise too self-absorbed and pretentious in showing the viewer just how quirky and moving a film it thinks it really is.
January 1, 2000
It hits all the cheap little notes of viewer manipulation that Hollywood hacks rely on to wring tears from the dramatically challenged suckers in the crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 24, 2001
The genre of the movie musical is in a sad state. This is a genre that did not need Von Trier's 'help'.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 14, 2001
I got very little out of this particular freak show.
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
If this movie were ever to open on Broadway, they could hold the opening and closing night parties simultaneously.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
February 27, 2001
it is hard to resist the suspicion that the whole thing is a ruse to satisfy some deep-seated sadistic urge in von Trier's artistic psyche
| Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
A numbing, nearly three-hour musical.
January 1, 2000
It offers its not-so-profound socio-political commentary in a pointlessly showy style thatsays more about its creator's self-importance than any message he wants to deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 1, 2000
Von Trier ... makes a mockery of his actors and his audience.
January 1, 2000
Falls far short of Breaking the Waves in nearly every way -- in uneven performances, an implausible narrative, its shallow emotional resonance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
January 1, 2000
A bitter confection chock-full of rusty barbs and a woeful, inexorable slide into doom and worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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