• Released
  • January 15, 2002
  • NR , 1 hr 26 min
  • Drama
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The Business of Fancydancing Synopsis
American Indians (Evan Adams, Gene Tagaban) reunite for the funeral of a friend.
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Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
A fervent assertion that an individual has the right to pursue his own path lies at the vibrant heart of The Business of Fancydancing.
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San Francisco Chronicle

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Offers a quixotic array of characters and flashbacks that tests patience, but once the viewer understand the movie's cadence and rhythm,...
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67

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
The anger and betrayal hanging in the wake of shattered relationships and conflicted identities leave an admirable untidiness where most...
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63

Boston Globe

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Shot in digital video, Fancydancing feels a bit like a racy after-school special. Performances are amateurishly uneven.
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60

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Stalled character development in the second half of the pic reduces the impact of the whole.
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60

The New York Times

By A.O. Scott
Although the film is initially clumsy and a little hard to follow, Mr. Alexie takes his time in setting his characters in play, and the...
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50

L.A. Weekly

By Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
While The Business of Fancydancing is a thoughtful and complex work of sound and vision, it doesn't seem quite right to call it a film, for...
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
All too often, dramatic confrontations feel like barely dramatized debates.
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38

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
A well-intentioned, semi-autobiographical pastiche, is trapped in a straitjacket of political correctness, self-conscious acting and spurts...
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38

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The movie eventually chokes on its own pretensions.
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Rated NR