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Flashdance Reviews

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August 11, 2014
Director Adrian Lyne caught the post-disco visual mood of the time to win over even the most cynical viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 11, 2014
This spirited rock musical about a young factory worker go-go dancer in Pittsburgh who aspires to be a ballerina is the best kind of adolescent fantasy: colorful, involving and full of leaping, prancing energy.
March 25, 2013
It's the electrifying body-doubled dance numbers that really stick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 25, 2013
Punchy, cleverly stylized, but utterly empty.
March 25, 2013
Unlike its grittily romantic predecessors, Flashdance is pure glitz.
December 15, 2010
Cinderella tale with sex, Spandex, and '80s pop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 11, 2010
Crudely-made in just about every possible way, Flashdance has only nostalgia going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
April 30, 2009
Flashdance might be considered one of the first signs of Hollywood's Apocalypse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 5, 2009
a beautiful piece of retro culture
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 23, 2008
As far as date movies go, this is effective enough, especially the scene where Beals demonstrates how to change her top without taking off her sweater.
May 23, 2008
Nothing but glossy fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 23, 2008
Virtually plotless, exceedingly thin on characterization and sociologically laughable, pic at least lives up to its title by offering an anthology of extraordinarily flashy dance numbers.
October 16, 2007
There's something real in here, and it could have made it to the screen, but the people involved were too shortsighted to see it through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 27, 2007
A simplistic fairy tale, directed by Lyne in a trashy, superficially glitzy style, with pretense to realism in its on-location shooting and a woman who works as a welder, and the kind of postmodernism that's mostly evident in the heroine's name, Alex.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 28, 2007
"What a feeling" indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 26, 2006
Depressing to think that this was a huge hit on the back of the Irene Cara hit single, since there's absolutely nothing to it.
October 30, 2004
Step-setter of its time.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
Jennifer Beals shouldn't feel bad. She is a natural talent, she is fresh and engaging here, and only needs to find an agent with a natural talent for turning down scripts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 4, 2004
An utterly preposterous piece of Reagan-era bootstrapping propaganda.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 30, 2004
The story doesn't help Miss Beals either, because she's at her least convincing when having to register any emotion other than rapture.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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