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This beautifully photographed documentary is Spanish-filmmaker Carlos Saura's tribute to the beauty and diversity of Spain's national dance. Using only the minimalist setting of an abandoned Seville train station and the costumes of more than 300 performers, this is a veritable feast of exciting flamenco dances, songs, and guitar playing. Some of the better known artists include Paco de Lucia, Manolo Sanlucar, and Lole Manuel. The film features little dialogue, relying instead on visual pageantry, music and costumes. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Flamenco

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7)

  • This 1995 catalog of performances by various artists may represent the historical development of a rich and enthralling art form, but it's presented in such a clinical way it might as well be a list on a chalkboard.

    Sep 19, 2014 | Full Review…
  • A superb, impassioned concert film.

    Sep 19, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It is rare to come across a director's vision that is strong and pure in equal measure.

    Sep 19, 2014 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • An irresistible treat for connoisseurs and the uninitiated alike, pic will be a bracing surprise for anyone who has forgotten how exciting music, dance and voice can be.

    Mar 26, 2009

    Deborah Young

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  • Saura's film is both an exciting document of a thriving Spanish art form and a boring documentary.

    Jan 26, 2006 | Full Review…

    Susan Sharpe

    Time Out
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  • The dead spots in the film outnumber the highlights, and a sameness sets in too soon and for too long.

    Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Flamenco

  • Jan 13, 2010
    Maybe if I actually could dance the Flamenco, I would be able to appreciate it more. Dull to a non dancer.
    John B Super Reviewer

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