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Jig Reviews

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 29, 2011
Jig should appeal to dancers of all kinds, but I'm not sure how much replay value it has.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rob Humanick
Suite101.com
October 3, 2011
Not just a chronicle of a competition, a la Spellbound, but a look at the nature of obsession.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 25, 2011
The practice and performance sequences are compelling, but the history of the dance style, the intricacies of judging and the personalities of the hoofers are hardly addressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kam Williams
NewsBlaze
June 24, 2011
A captivating primer on tripping the light fantastic with your arms pinned to your sides!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
June 22, 2011
Uncovers the sweat and toil behind all the sparkly outfits and clickety-clack footwork.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
June 17, 2011
The judging is so arcane, it makes figure skating look sensible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
June 17, 2011
Bourne shows little knowledge or curiosity about her subject and doesn't find its magic in this pedestrian documentary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
David Noh
Film Journal International
June 17, 2011
Irish-dancing documentary holds your interest with its range of characters and competitive edge, despite serious directorial missteps.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter
June 17, 2011
Too close to a TV dance competition show to go far in theaters.
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
June 17, 2011
Jig is both inspiring and a cautionary tale about obsession among youngsters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
June 16, 2011
Jig draws on sports movie conventions and winsomely entertains.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Phoenix
June 16, 2011
There's no voiceover, just kids and parents and coaches talking about their passion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
June 16, 2011
"Jig'' is involving, if at times overly slick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
June 16, 2011
There is plenty to admire and enjoy about Jig. The filmmakers were given unprecedented access to the Irish Dancing World Championships, and what they found is captivating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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