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December 6, 2014
The Dancer Upstairs is intelligently scripted, beautifully photographed, nicely paced and well-acted.
June 9, 2006
Though flawed and listless as a political drama or thriller, Malkovich's feature debut deserves credit for itis ambition and for tackling an overtly political theme (guerrilla wars in Peru), a rare sight in today's indie milieu.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 7, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 25, 2004
Em sua estréia na direção, Malkovich conduz a história com segurança e sem exibicionismo, enquanto Bardem oferece mais uma grande atuação.
| Original Score: 4/5
March 3, 2004
'Shakespeare retooled his novel for the screen adaptation ... It is Malkovich who reinjects the mystery, along with a little magic.'
October 8, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 5, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 7, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 25, 2003
Filled with tension and a genuine air of uncertainty, Malkovich has delivered a truly riveting film.
June 20, 2003
This is John Malkovich's directing debut, and it has elements we associate with his personality: puckishness, dark humor, questioning of authority, villains on all levels who can be charismatic.
June 11, 2003
One of the most chilling political thrillers in years.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 29, 2003
I'm not sure that I have ever seen a more compelling picture of sudden violence as is depicted here - Malkovich's approach is apt, since the film takes place in a world where terrorist acts are the order of the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 28, 2003
Suddenly, the film's contrivances make sense and its shortcomings are nearly made up for in a final, haunting sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 27, 2003
The screenplay [of "The Dancer Upstairs"] works more than it doesn't but there isn't the chemistry between the stars I would like to see.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 26, 2003
Just the type of carefully wrought, somewhat chilly, rather pretentious and extremely intelligent effort one would expect from Malkovich.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 23, 2003
A haunting and deliberate, complex and occasionally convoluted dance between fanaticism and stoicism.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2003
Intertwines the genres of romance and thriller like a double helix, and the sensitive and crafty Malkovich never cheats one strand for the other
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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