• Released
  • January 13, 2012
  • (Academy Run 12/23/11; Limited 1/13/12)
  • PG , 1 hr 44 min
  • Art House/Foreign
    Music/Performing Arts
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Digital 3D
Pina Synopsis
Filmmaker Wim Wenders captures dancers in motion as a tribute to choreographer Pina Bausch.
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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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Not for evereyone, but it should be

By million dollar legs
This film is about 90% modern dance performed by a world renowned troupe of inspired dancers paying tribute to their recently deceased instructor. It is directed by one of the master film makers of...

What a treat

By mlp8
Watching modern dance in 3D was an amazing experience - I think this technology just found a great new application! The dance was really modern - using water and dirt on stage to great effect as...


By vcbarry
Wonderful. Great use of 3D and the choices of dance are spectacular. Excellent movie....


By Peneflix
Dance. Has a "dance" ever changed your life? Were you born to dance? Is it part of your DNA? Dancing has the power to transcend every feeling: heartbreak, loss, meaningless migraines of minutia....

True piece of art

By ivsadmin_movie
There is so much exposure to the pop culture and BS that real art gets forgotten. This movie is a good reminder....

See it.

By sexton90
You must go. No question. You will not be disappointed....

Pina Bausch

By marco testa
All artist super talented performed for the pure live of their mentor Pina...

By arielgraca

Pina review

By everyweek60706
Critics, "Must see," fans, "Must see," 3D....

Incredible and moving

By kvnbarney
This is a movie like no other. A documentary that has no equal. Stunning visual film. It was an incredible treat to see it then listen to Wim Wenders speak about it....

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Rated PG | For Some sensuality/partial nudity and smoking