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Flashdance Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
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James Berardinelli
April 30, 2009
Flashdance might be considered one of the first signs of Hollywood's Apocalypse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
July 27, 2002
One of the shallowest things you ever will see.
| Original Score: 2/5
Don Willmott
June 28, 2007
"What a feeling" indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Cinderella tale with sex, Spandex, and '80s pop.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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.
Jeff Giles
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
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 25, 2013
Unlike its grittily romantic predecessors, Flashdance is pure glitz.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 4, 2004
An utterly preposterous piece of Reagan-era bootstrapping propaganda.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
August 22, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
November 17, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
July 29, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
March 7, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
March 17, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
January 1, 2000
Well that was a stunning portrayal of the human condition.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nicolas Lacroix
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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