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Flashdance Reviews

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Alan Jones
Radio Times
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

People Magazine
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.

Total Film
March 25, 2013
It's the electrifying body-doubled dance numbers that really stick.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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.
Cole Smithey
September 17, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 30, 2004
Step-setter of its time.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
July 23, 2003
A stylish, fast-paced let's-get-physical movie
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
June 25, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 24, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
| Original Score: 4/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Silly but energetic.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
March 25, 2013
Punchy, cleverly stylized, but utterly empty.
Top Critic
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 25, 2013
Unlike its grittily romantic predecessors, Flashdance is pure glitz.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Cinderella tale with sex, Spandex, and '80s pop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 11, 2010
Crudely-made in just about every possible way, Flashdance has only nostalgia going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Top Critic
James Berardinelli
April 30, 2009
Flashdance might be considered one of the first signs of Hollywood's Apocalypse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

TV Guide
May 23, 2008
Nothing but glossy fluff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Variety Staff
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.
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