Jig Reviews

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September 12, 2020
Jig truly captures the diversity of the world of Irish Dancing.
January 22, 2013
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December 29, 2011
Jig should appeal to dancers of all kinds, but I'm not sure how much replay value it has.
October 3, 2011
Not just a chronicle of a competition, a la Spellbound, but a look at the nature of obsession.
August 4, 2011
It's not the best movie you'll ever see, but as movies about Irish dance competitions go, well, it's pretty high on that list.
June 24, 2011
A captivating primer on tripping the light fantastic with your arms pinned to your sides!
June 22, 2011
Uncovers the sweat and toil behind all the sparkly outfits and clickety-clack footwork.
June 17, 2011
The judging is so arcane, it makes figure skating look sensible.
June 17, 2011
Bourne shows little knowledge or curiosity about her subject and doesn't find its magic in this pedestrian documentary.
June 17, 2011
Fine for those predisposed to it, but Jig doesn't spend much time elucidating the steps of Irish dance, and the movie unfurls as a haze of performance footage, with neither much contextual mooring nor ambition in staging.
June 17, 2011
Irish-dancing documentary holds your interest with its range of characters and competitive edge, despite serious directorial missteps.
June 17, 2011
Bourne belabors the judges' final decision to such an excruciating length, it makes the whole movie feel a bit more cloddish than it should.
June 17, 2011
Too close to a TV dance competition show to go far in theaters.
June 17, 2011
Jig is both inspiring and a cautionary tale about obsession among youngsters.
June 17, 2011
Smallpox has been eliminated from the planet -- so why can't our finest minds seem to be able to do anything about Irish step dancing?
June 16, 2011
Jig draws on sports movie conventions and winsomely entertains.
June 16, 2011
This highly involving film deftly captures the unique physical, emotional and financial aspects of diving into competitive Irish dance, with the participants' addictive immersion the overwhelming takeaway.
June 16, 2011
This programmatic entry in the tykes-and-trophies genre has too much on its plate and not nearly enough on its mind.
June 16, 2011
There's no voiceover, just kids and parents and coaches talking about their passion.
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