Strictly Ballroom Synopsis
Down Under dance partners (Paul Mercurio, Tara Morice) dare to go flamenco.
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Washington Post

By Desson Thomson
Grabbing every backstage musical cliche by the lapels, it sends each one pirouetting, then sprawling hysterically across the floor. It's...
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89

Austin Chronicle

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Metaphorically speaking, Strictly Ballroom celebrates individuality over homogeneity; for all its melodramatic flourishes and grotesque...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
The movie is funny, energetic, and enjoyable -- the perfect film for a night or an afternoon out, regardless of what mood you're in. While...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
It's silly, it's serious, it's outrageous, it's mundane, it's blowsy, it's lovely. Yet this fickle film has a constant heart - warm and...
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80

Empire

Fluff it may well be, but a more entertaining and engaging piece of fluff you'd be hard pushed to find.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
The movie musical may not have been dead after all, just resting up until this lot came around. [12 Feb 1993, p.F10]
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
What's best about the movie is the sense of madness and mania running just beneath its surface.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Luhrmann is a director with the style and snap to have these tired routines on their feet and kicking like a line of Rockettes.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The dance-film equivalent of a female impersonator: The movie is absurd and sincere at the same time-it offers an insolent facsimile of...
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63

TV Guide

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One would have to be heartless not to be engaged by Strictly Ballroom's romantic, dewy sentiment, but the predictable plot is difficult to...
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Rated PG | For Low Level Coarse Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Zany ballroom dance farce is a romantic treat.
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