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Etoiles: Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet Reviews

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Stephen Holden
New York Times
November 7, 2002
Like leafing through an album of photos accompanied by the sketchiest of captions.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Clive Barnes
New York Post
November 8, 2002
Muddled, simplistic and more than a little pretentious.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Octavio Roca
San Francisco Chronicle
February 24, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
December 3, 2002
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.
Emanuel Levy
August 20, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
May 12, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Christine Temin
Boston Globe
January 10, 2003
This is art paying homage to art.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Elizabeth Zimmer
Village Voice
November 5, 2002
Among the many pleasures are the lively intelligence of the artists and their perceptiveness about their own situations.
November 7, 2002
A fascinating glimpse into an insular world that gives the lie to many clichés and showcases a group of dedicated artists.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luisa F. Ribeiro
Boxoffice Magazine
November 8, 2002
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
May 8, 2003
A thoughtful, reverent portrait of what is essentially a subculture, with its own rules regarding love and family, governance and hierarchy.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
May 8, 2003
A much better documentary -- more revealing, more emotional and more surprising -- than its pedestrian English title would have you believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
May 9, 2003
Delivers roughly equal amounts of beautiful movement and inside information.
| Original Score: 3/4
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