• Released
  • January 13, 2012
  • (Academy Run 12/23/11; Limited 1/13/12)
  • PG , 1 hr 44 min
  • Music/Performing Arts
Pina 3D Synopsis
Filmmaker Wim Wenders captures dancers in motion as a tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch.

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Critic Ratings


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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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Pina -- a masterpiece

By judyblase
Wim Wenders has directed another documentary masterpiece this time in 3D and the interviews with the choreographer Pina and her company of dancers who have been with her over 20 years are amazing. ...

hommage to one of the most influential choreographers of our time

By rebeccaweichiu
Beautifully directed movie, intertwining scenes of Pina Bausch's dancers with their accounts of Pina's influence on her as a mentor and a friend. Deeply moving and ingeniously shot, her dance pieces...

If you love "modern" dance, you will love this movie.

By Miss_Sheila
Beautiful, innovative, highly skilled dance, breathtaking cinematography, fantastic lighting & sets - my only issue is that it takes itself a little too seriously (as do the folks in it). But amazing...

I've never seen anything like it in a movie theater. Must go see it in 3D.

By blackmingo
What an honor to see these dancers' brilliant souls so close -their expressions, knuckles and veins popping out closer than front row. Wow. This would not be the same in your living room -must go...


By letitiaschuman
This is not a typical movie but it's absolutely wonderful. The perfect use of 3D makes you feel that you're at a performance, not viewing a movie. The tribute is heartfelt and loving and the dances...


By sexton90
This movie is by far one of the greatest dance films in existence. The use of 3D was the best use of this technology to date. I was captivated by the genius and brilliance of Pina, and her dancers....

For anyone who loves dance, this is a winner,hands down

By Belladoux
While I was not familiar with Pina Bausch's work, my boyfriend is a dancer and recommended we see this film. I've also read several reviews over the past few months, in the New York Times and...

Pina a Tribute to the Nature of Art

By jcather
"Pina" explores not only the living artistic work of the deceased Pina Bausch; it also explores the philosophy of art and artistic practice. Wim Wenders does a masterful montage of film, voice over,...


By zoekaplan
If you love modern dance you will love this movie! I saw Pina Bausch and her company perform in 1985 and was mesmerized. I told myself if I ever had the chance to see them again I would. That...

Extraordinary Film

By Ryazanskaya
Earlier, I had written a brief "I'm In" preview note about the non-3D DVD edition of this firm, which I had purchased in Germany. It was compelling then, firing my desires to see it in a movie...

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Rated PG | For Some Sensuality/Partial Nudity and Smoking