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A much better documentary -- more revealing, more emotional and more surprising -- than its pedestrian English title would have you believe.
A thoughtful, reverent portrait of what is essentially a subculture, with its own rules regarding love and family, governance and hierarchy.
There are touching moments in Etoiles, but for the most part this is a dull, dour documentary on what ought to be a joyful or at least fascinating subject.
This is art paying homage to art.
Muddled, simplistic and more than a little pretentious.
Like leafing through an album of photos accompanied by the sketchiest of captions.
Candid and comfortable; a film that deftly balances action and reflection as it lets you grasp and feel the passion others have for their work.
Delivers roughly equal amounts of beautiful movement and inside information.
It jumps around with little logic or continuity, presenting backstage bytes of information that never amount to a satisfying complete picture of this particular, anciently demanding métier.
Part of the draw of dance is the impossibility to define its particular joy. Tavernier's film conveys a large element of its appeal -- and more.
A fascinating glimpse into an insular world that gives the lie to many clichés and showcases a group of dedicated artists.
Among the many pleasures are the lively intelligence of the artists and their perceptiveness about their own situations.
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