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June 22, 2011
This is such a touching story about finding your own true path and not letting anyone get you off of it regardless of your community and family pressuring you with \"How odd!\" The lead is very believable and fun to watch as he learns to dance. It is so very triumphant. Enjoy!
December 29, 2010
Amazing, So touching.
November 11, 2008
I love the art of Ballet,and think the greatest and most well -known talent in that craft is actor Michail Baryshnikov;In this film, the viewer sees how strong a "push" dance can be.Billy Elliot (Jamie Bell)'s father works as a miner in England,as most of the men do.When Billy wrestles,he hears the girls' ballet class and falls in love wih the art. Julie Walters plays the dance instructor who
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San Francisco Chronicle
People who see it may feel like dancing out of the theater afterward. Go for it. Full Review
The New York Times
Anchors its melodramatic formula in tough, heartfelt realism. Full Review
There's too much miserable reality and not a lot of transcendent dance, and the director, Stephen Daldry, doesn't cover the action from enough angles. Full Review
Strikes a delicate balance of comedy and pathos with an uplifting final act that delivers a resoundingly satisfying emotional payoff. Full Review
Bell is utterly persuasive as the boy literally yearning to leap beyond the oppressively apparent confines of his world. Full Review