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Pina Reviews

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Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
April 19, 2011
A film so breath-takingly indulgent that even the phrase '3D arthouse film about modern dance' doesn't do it justice.
Mike Scott
March 9, 2012
Mondern-dance documentary is visually dazzling but it doesn't make the slightest effort to invite the unconverted to the party.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 25, 2011
With cinemas already overrun with rubbish 3D movies, Wim Wenders' first foray into faux-immersive filmmaking distinguishes itself by featuring the worst use of the technology thus far.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jaime N. Christley
Slant Magazine
October 16, 2011
By virtue of its subject alone, enthusiasts of modern dance will devour Pina. If it was in a bottle, they'd drink every drop; if it was in a squeeze-tube, they would rub it on their skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 26, 2012
This seems like a ripping good idea. In practice, "Pina" turns out to have a few problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A stirring and solid tribute to the late dance instructor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5
Ann Lewinson
Boston Phoenix
January 21, 2012
A milestone in dance and 3D filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Joshua Starnes
January 27, 2012
Pina is as rich in imagery and emotion as any film released this year and in some cases moreso.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Zara Miller
Little White Lies
April 21, 2011
Hopefully Pina will be the first of many to build a bridge between 3D and arthouse cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
February 3, 2012
What might seem like a convenient bid for publicity - the first 3-D art-house film! - turns out to be the only logical way to showcase the action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dominic Corry
December 7, 2011
An interest in modern dance isn't necessary to enjoy the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy
August 21, 2011
The whole range of human emotion is expressed and experienced during this film, making it a sublime cinematic accomplishment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 29, 2012 beautiful as it is perplexing.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
April 20, 2011
Wenders slowly grows in confidence with his subject matter, lyrically exploring how dance can represent all known human emotions.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 19, 2012
I watched the film in a sort of reverie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 3, 2012
Pina is a tribute of an artist by an artist, a friend to a friend. But its great genius comes from the mournful, as well as celebratory, reckoning of the performers Bausch pushed, collaborated with and inspired.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Alonso Duralde
January 13, 2012
An exhilarating experience, both in its celebration of Bausch's groundbreaking work and in the thrilling way that Wenders captures it on camera.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
January 19, 2012
"Pina"is the best possible tribute to Bausch, and to adventurous image-making.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
September 9, 2011
Combines a haunting elegy for the avant-garde choreographer Pina Bausch with a wondrously surreal evocation of her work.
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
February 3, 2012
A spectacular show of movement and stagecraft.
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