Dancer in the Dark Synopsis
A woman ( Björk) faces blindness while dreaming of being an actress.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A thrilling, audacious work.
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100

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
One of the most searing experiences to be had at the movies this year.
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90

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
For all its fancy pedigree, the spellbinding Dancer in the Dark aims right for the heart and aces its target.
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89

Mr. Showbiz

By Michael Atkinson
Easily the year's most trying, tormented, and thrilling movie ordeal.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is a bold, reckless gesture.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Leaves you questioning its intentions.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A movie that by turns is wincingly awful and heartbreakingly fine. It boasts an unforgettable performance by Björk.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
What is meant to be an innovative, cutting-edge musical melodrama is so jumbled, irrational and amateurish that it makes dinner theater...
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Like a naive modernist hymn made by someone who doesn't, deep down, believe in hymns.
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This is the kind of movie that has always polarized serious film folk, while the public usually elects to stay home and prune shrubs.
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Rated R | For Some Violence