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Only When I Dance (Vida Ballet) Reviews

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August 22, 2010
It becomes impossible to take Only When I Dance seriously as more than the superficial account of a frustratingly tentative bystander.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 17, 2010
This excellent documentary evokes considerable empathy for two amazing, dedicated youngsters who prove that ballet is not only for the elite.
July 14, 2010
This inspiring, involving documentary traces the stories of two dancers from the favelas of Rio de Janiero in a disarmingly simple way
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
July 2, 2010
Casting is the key here, and Ms. Finzi chose wisely.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 2, 2010
Finzi's lovingly filmed movie draws viewers into the lives of its two young heroes. You don't have to be a ballet buff to be moved by Isabela's and Irlan's stories.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 1, 2010
A wonderful documentary about two young talented black ballet dancers from working-class families and the yearning that propels them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 1, 2010
A modest but genuinely moving dance documentary, which soulfully captures the glory and heartbreak of performance art.
June 30, 2010
What's unique to Beadie Finzi's debut feature is what it reveals about the financial, physical and emotional costs of talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 30, 2010
The film focuses strongly on issues of class as well as race.
June 29, 2010
British director Beadie Finzi follows both dancers to international competitions, where the difficult questions raised by their struggles are set aside.
June 25, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 25, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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