• Released
  • December 10, 1985
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 53 min
  • Music/Performing Arts
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A Chorus Line Synopsis
Song-and-dance hopefuls sweat and bare their souls for a Broadway director (Michael Douglas).
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
This is one of the most intelligent and compelling movie musicals in a long time - and the most grown up.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
A classic play has been reduced a decent movie. It's a shame it couldn't be as good as the play; it's a small pleasure that it's as...
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70

Variety

Chorus often seems static and confined, rarely venturing beyond the immediate. Attenborough merely films the stage show as best he could.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Richard Attenborough's film version of the long-running Broadway musical hit A Chorus Line not only avoids the disaster that many had...
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60

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Richard Attenborough's direction achieves that balance of impersonality and brisk pacing we've come to recognize as "professionalism," and...
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50

TV Guide

By
Director Attenborough's film version has a couple of pleasant numbers which serve as oases amidst the dullness.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

Attenborough has done what nobody thought possible - recreate a classic without raping and pillaging the original, though Chorus Line...
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50

Time

By Richard Corliss
The film, though, lies dormant in its own decency.
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
On film, Bennett's bouncing brainchild is Richard Attenborough's Workout Tape, love story attached; the specificity is gone. The 16...
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10

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
When director Richard Attenborough isn't mangling dance numbers, he's focusing on a love story expressed almost entirely by means of...
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Rated PG-13
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 15+ Sexy Broadway classic gets disappointing 1980s remake.
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