The Fits

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As gripping as it is unique, the thrillingly kinetic The Fits marks debuting writer-director Anna Rose Holmer as a singular talent.



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An 11-year-old girl joins a dance drill team at her local rec center but her newfound teammates and friends begin to suffer from terrifying episodes of fainting in this psychological drama directed by Anna Rose Holmer.

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All Critics (104) | Top Critics (26)

  • Holmer draws confident, luminous performances from the cast that rise to the occasion but never seem over-coached or phony.

    Feb 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The storytelling is elegantly economical, characterised by a looseness and a spontaneity that's rooted in authenticity.

    Feb 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Hard to pin down, but guaranteed to leave a mark.

    Feb 20, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • What the movie lacks in narrative it makes up for in mood and invention.

    Dec 29, 2016 | Full Review…
  • Using a lot of real-life West End of Cincinnati dancers and athletes in the cast lends the film an authentic feel without ever feeling amateurish, and the specificity of Toni's story resonates outward.

    Sep 9, 2016 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • [Holmer] and cinematographer Paul Yee infuse the community center, in and around which the entire film takes place, with elements of magical realism to accentuate the protagonist's passage from childhood into adolescence.

    Jul 28, 2016 | Full Review…

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