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Based on 9 Reviews
critic reviews (9)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Flashdance makes liberal use of jump cuts, strobe lighting and hard-edged, post-punk chic in its dance sequences, it registers as the end product of energy being released by an essentially lyrical temperament. It charms us, makes us want to refrain from scrutinizing it too closely. [31 Jul 1983, p.1] show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    If Flashdance had spent just a little more effort getting to know the heroine of its story, and a little less time trying to rip off "Saturday Night Fever," it might have been a much better film. show more

  • 38
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Cranked up at double speed, the plot of Flashdance could almost be a satirical fantasy about dance students. Although Flashdance doesn't admit it's a fantasy, neither does it succeed in looking realistic. [16 Apr 1983, p.E5] show more

  • 25
    TV Guide

    Although the "story" is almost wholly without depth or plausibility, it's carried off with great style. show more

  • 40
    Janet Maslin The New York Times

    With a score by Giorgio Moroder, and with ingenious costumes that are utterly au courant, Flashdance contains such dynamic dance scenes that it's a pity there's a story here to bog them down. show more

  • 40

    Watching Flashdance is pretty much like looking at MTV for 96 minutes. Virtually plotless, exceedingly thin on characterization and sociologically laughable, pic at least lives up to its title by offering an anthology of extraordinarily flashy dance numbers. show more

  • 40
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    Glitz with no mind and lots of fancy visuals, edited with a pounding beat. show more

  • 30
    Richard Corliss Time

    Like Saturday Night Fever and, for that matter, the Rocky films, Flashdance has made it big by taking experiences of black youths and playing them in whiteface. But unlike its grittily romantic predecessors, Flashdance is pure glitz. show more

  • 38
    Christian Science Monitor

    Punchy, cleverly stylized, but utterly empty yarn about a feisty young woman who welds by day, disco-dances by night, and dreams of the day when she can devote her life to her art. show more

  • January 15, 2012 Lonni Allyn
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    excellent movy and a very sexy girl

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