• Released
  • February 20, 1992
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • Drama
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Center Stage Synopsis
The rise of China's first prima donna of the silver screen.
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75

Chicago Tribune

Although the film's ending is a little too neat and happy to be realistic, it does leave you with the feeling of young girls taking charge...
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Rarely has a dance movie done so many cinematic pirouettes with such a graceful sense of audience-pleasing fun.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie uses the materials of melodrama, but is gentle with them; it's oriented more in the real world, and doesn't jack up every...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Modestly entertaining when it is engaged in such a celebration onstage, but it trips up when the action moves backstage, where bad dialogue...
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Anybody who's ever laced on toe shoes, or wanted to, will find something to take away from Center Stage.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Stack
The strained romantic plot is a slow fizzle.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The cliched script by Carol Heikkinen plays like "Dawson's Creek" in toeshoes.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Don't like archetypes? Wait till you meet the cliches.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
As a Balanchine-like martinet, Peter Gallagher is a hoot, whispering to his minions about good and bad feet.
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50

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
It's so predictable, you can set your watch to when the bulimic will sneak away to the bathroom.
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