White Nights Synopsis
A young professor leads a reclusive life until he spends four nights with a university student.
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
The movie does command our attention because Hines and Baryshnikov, through their dancing, manage to create very real and living and...
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70

Time

By Richard Corliss
For all its superpower simplifications, White Nights has discovered in Baryshnikov a keen and passionate movie hero. Giggle at the film's...
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63

TV Guide

The major problem with White Nights is that it tries to be so many things at once that it fails to be much of anything other than a vehicle...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It comes to life in the dance sequences, and then drifts away again.
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40

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Director Taylor Hackford shapes some engaging performances (the surly, withdrawn Baryshnikov of the early scenes is an intriguing figure)...
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Sheila Benson
At all times the wretched high-concept, low-intelligence story contrives to bring everything down to its sudsy level. [22 Nov 1985]
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40

The New York Times

By Vincent Canby
White Nights is only tolerable when Mr. Baryshnikov is on screen, especially when he is dancing alone or with Mr. Hines, with whom he does...
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
White Nights is too ponderous to have the pizzazz of trash and too dumb to have the insight of art - it's a lumbering behemoth of a film in...
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38

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The director, Taylor Hackford, doesn't have the cinematic savvy to sustain so many tensions in a meaningful way; and the screenplay strays...
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Variety

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Pic shies away from the world of classical dance, personified by leading man Mikhail Baryshnikov, in favor of Gregory Hines'...
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