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Pina Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A stirring and solid tribute to the late dance instructor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 11, 2013
a stark, invigorating reminder that great art never dies with the artist
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dan Jardine
Cinemania
July 21, 2012
The creative marriage of two real artists, Pina and Wim, turns out better than even a Dale Carnegie bred optimist could hope for
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 29, 2012
...as beautiful as it is perplexing.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
April 13, 2012
Joy, anger, terror, grief - the entire range of human experience can be found in these dances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 5, 2012
Wenders usa sua própria forma de expressão artística (o Cinema) para recriar e enriquecer a obra de Bausch.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 9, 2012
'Undefeated' won the Oscar, but the most truly inspiring of the Documentary Feature nominees is 'Pina.' I know next to nothing about dance, and I was mesmerized.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jordan Levin
Miami Herald
February 16, 2012
Watching Pina is like being inside one of Bausch's surreal pieces.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Caroline Palmer
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 15, 2012
A remarkable -- and likely enduring -- tribute to an artist committed to creating dance theater drawn from humanity's deepest physical and emotional reserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 10, 2012
Bring someone who doubts that movies can surprise us anymore. ... Bring somebody who isn't yet excited about stereoscopic cinema. They'll change their minds.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
February 10, 2012
Most documentaries put us inside people's heads. The dazzling, experimental Pina puts us inside people's feet.
| Original Score: 4/4
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle
February 10, 2012
[An] utterly transfixing, exhilarating spectacle of bodies in motion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 10, 2012
The 3-D is so subtle, unobtrusive and low-key that at times I felt like I was watching the movie through a View-Master rather than the requisite plastic glasses. That's not meant as a knock.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
February 10, 2012
"Pina" isn't just for dance fans or those curious about the latest in 3-D. It's a celebration of life.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Steve Ramos
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 9, 2012
An immersive moviegoing experience beyond imagination.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
February 9, 2012
A unique and often sublime artistic experience, "Pina" is a 3-D dance film that immerses us in the movement, letting us feel that we could reach out and touch these dancers as they float past us.
| Original Score: 4/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
February 9, 2012
Outsiders might have more difficulty comprehending Bausch's mastery, especially whacked up into bite-sized pieces of inscrutable emotion and abrupt movement.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 9, 2012
Dance fans won't want to miss it, but be prepared to be frustrated almost as often as you're awed.
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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
February 9, 2012
For anyone with an interest in dance, "Pina" is a must-see. For anyone not interested in contemporary dance, "Pina" is a should-see. It could change your mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
February 8, 2012
Exciting if elusive - appealing to dance enthusiasts
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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