Flashdance Synopsis
Pittsburgh welder/bar dancer (Jennifer Beals) dates her boss (Michael Nouri).
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Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Flashdance makes liberal use of jump cuts, strobe lighting and hard-edged, post-punk chic in its dance sequences, it registers as the end...
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40

The New York Times

By Janet Maslin
With a score by Giorgio Moroder, and with ingenious costumes that are utterly au courant, Flashdance contains such dynamic dance scenes...
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40

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Glitz with no mind and lots of fancy visuals, edited with a pounding beat.
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40

Variety

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Watching Flashdance is pretty much like looking at MTV for 96 minutes. Virtually plotless, exceedingly thin on characterization and...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Cranked up at double speed, the plot of Flashdance could almost be a satirical fantasy about dance students. Although Flashdance doesn't...
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38

Christian Science Monitor

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Punchy, cleverly stylized, but utterly empty yarn about a feisty young woman who welds by day, disco-dances by night, and dreams of the day...
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
If Flashdance had spent just a little more effort getting to know the heroine of its story, and a little less time trying to rip off...
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30

Time

By Richard Corliss
Like Saturday Night Fever and, for that matter, the Rocky films, Flashdance has made it big by taking experiences of black youths and...
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25

TV Guide

Although the "story" is almost wholly without depth or plausibility, it's carried off with great style.
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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Cheesy Cinderella tale with sex, Spandex, and '80s pop.
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