The Dancer (La danseuse)

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This biographical period film focuses on the life of Loie Fuller, who was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago before becoming a sensation in the world of art, dance and science in Paris around the turn of the 20th century. Soko plays Fuller and Lily-Rose Depp takes on the role of Isadora Duncan, a fellow American dancer who became Fuller's protégé. Stéphanie Di Giusto makes her directorial debut in this drama based on Giovanni Lista's 2007 book about Fuller.

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  • If only Di Giusto more ambitiously broadened her scope, she would have made a fleet-footed tribute for the ages instead of stumbling over such rich possibilities.

    Dec 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Uses much creative licence in retelling Fuller's life.

    Dec 1, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • "The Dancer" seems genuinely hostile to its subject, whose real-life accomplishments deserve better.

    Nov 30, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Evasions of fact render the project suspect, but the chance to observe Fuller's genius realized onstage almost redeems it.

    Nov 28, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Ground-breaking dance innovator Loïe Fuller gets a near-complete fictional overhaul in this unnecessary, formulaic biopic.

    May 14, 2016 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

    Variety
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  • An airy, prettily accoutered but essentially vapid feature debut for writer-director Stephanie De Giusto.

    May 13, 2016 | Full Review…

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