Jig Synopsis
Filmmaker Sue Bourne documents the 40th Irish Dancing World Championships.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Adam Markovitz
They're all fascinating 
 subjects - or would be if Jig didn't dance around their personal stories in favor of overheated...
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
One of the things that pushes Jig beyond what it might have been otherwise is that not everything works out as you might have liked.
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Slant Magazine

By Paul Schrodt
Jig doesn't twist itself into the self-important, exploitative think piece on youth ambition that Spellbound was, but it does convincingly...
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Boston Globe

By Mark Feeney
Jig is involving, if at times overly slick.
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Ray Greene
Pleasant is an underrated value in moviegoing, and pleasant is a word that describes director Sue Bourne's look at the world of amateur...
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By Anna Smith
A toe-tapping triumph for dance fans, though less so for non-converts.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The film's inability to illuminate the finer points of the rigid form, to define what separates the great from the good, proves frustrating...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Director Sue Bourne belabors the judges' final decision to such an excruciating length, it makes the whole movie feel a bit more cloddish...
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Time Out New York

By Nick Schager
Class, gender and ethnic issues get pushed to the sidelines in favor of rote who-will-win suspense; all that finger-crossing and Lucky...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
There's no way to put this gently: Watching people slam their heels and toes on the boards while drifting around the floor is about as...
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By Emlilly12
Jig is a wonderful view into Irish dance. I loved it because I am also a competitive Irish Dancer. Others who know nothing about Irish Dancing might find it hard to understand....

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Rated NR | For Brief Language and Mild Thematic Elements