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Jig Reviews

January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
June 22, 2011
Uncovers the sweat and toil behind all the sparkly outfits and clickety-clack footwork.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
June 16, 2011
"Jig'' is involving, if at times overly slick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 15, 2011
Must every subculture competition receive a pop documentary?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 14, 2011
If the structure behind Jig seems familiar, it is. That's because Sue Bourne's film employs the same formula as nearly every entry in an increasingly prevalent documentary subgenre devoted to chronicling specialized competitions.
May 10, 2011
There are too many personal stories and themes (rivalry, triumph over adversity, the nobility of sportsmanlike determination...) slugging it out here.