• Released
  • January 13, 2012
  • (Academy Run 12/23/11; Limited 1/13/12)
  • PG , 1 hr 44 min
  • Music/Performing Arts

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Most documentaries put us inside people's heads. The dazzling, experimental Pina puts us inside people's feet.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
The result, Pina, is the most spirited and spectacular film about dance since Robert Altman's "The Company."
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
In both theatrical environments and open-air ones, with Wenders paying close attention to the geometrics as well as the psychology of the movement, Pina is the best possible tribute to Bausch, and to adventurous image-making.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The result, in Pina, is...wow.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The real 3-D experience of the season is Pina, Wim Wenders' shockingly beautiful and moving tribute to the late German choreographer Pina Bausch.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
What's remarkable about Pina is how democratic it is, how casual it is about opening up the world of modern dance to people who know, or perhaps care, little about it.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The images captured by the film - dancers in theatrical sets, dancers in surreal exterior settings - are deeply scary for their loneliness and pain, and crazily thrilling for the intensity of their joy.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Wim Wenders' stylish 3D mirrors the bizarrely captivating world of choreographer Pina Bausch.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Where Pina excels - where it resembles no previous dance film - is in the staging of several of Bausch's signature works for Wenders's cameras.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The film is best suited for dance buffs excited by an unexpected congregation of artistic pioneers.
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83 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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