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  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Director Sue Bourne belabors the judges' final decision to such an excruciating length, it makes the whole movie feel a bit more cloddish than it should. show more

  • 50
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    The film's inability to illuminate the finer points of the rigid form, to define what separates the great from the good, proves frustrating for the outsider. show more

  • 63
    Mark Feeney Boston Globe

    Jig is involving, if at times overly slick. show more

  • 63
    Paul Schrodt Slant Magazine

    Jig doesn't twist itself into the self-important, exploitative think piece on youth ambition that Spellbound was, but it does convincingly suggest that its subjects are in it for more than sport. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    There's no way to put this gently: Watching people slam their heels and toes on the boards while drifting around the floor is about as fascinating as watching the carousel rotation in your favorite microwave oven. show more

  • 70
    Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic

    One of the things that pushes Jig beyond what it might have been otherwise is that not everything works out as you might have liked. show more

  • 60
    Anna Smith Empire

    A toe-tapping triumph for dance fans, though less so for non-converts. show more

  • 60
    Ray Greene Boxoffice Magazine

    Pleasant is an underrated value in moviegoing, and pleasant is a word that describes director Sue Bourne's look at the world of amateur Irish dance competition in spades. show more

  • 40
    Nick Schager Time Out New York

    Class, gender and ethnic issues get pushed to the sidelines in favor of rote who-will-win suspense; all that finger-crossing and Lucky Charms flavoring, however, doesn't keep Jig from being just another in a long line of nonfiction soft-shoe routines. show more

  • 75
    Adam Markovitz Entertainment Weekly

    They're all fascinating 
 subjects - or would be if Jig didn't dance around their personal stories in favor of overheated waiting-for-the-scores suspense. show more

  • June 07, 2011 phpoling
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    Awesome!! Years of hard work and practiing every single day amazing!! Can\'t wait to see it

  • June 01, 2011 btotherock031389
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    This film is awesome! To see these performers do what they do, it’s simply amazing! I’m so excited to go see this

  • June 01, 2011 ic00000000091881
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    Just saw the trailer and now I\'m psyched ********* first screening in the US... I\'m all about inspirational documentaries, so I\'m there!

  • June 01, 2011 zv00000000054868
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    I cannot wait until this film comes to the U.S.! This documentary looks like an exciting ride into a world I had no idea existed. It looks quite suspenseful!

  • June 01, 2011 zm00000000055388
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    I\'ve only seen this trailer, but I\'m so excited to see this documentary once it makes its way to the States! I love any and all types of forms of dancing and this just opens up a world of dancing I can\'t wait to see more about!

  • June 01, 2011 qq00000000092034
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    I’ve heard about this movie. The trailer looks interesting. I can’t believe how small some of those kids are. I can’t wait for it to come out in the

  • May 31, 2011 reeldove
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    Love it, love it, love it! It brings back all of the memories of my daughter\'s dancing days and all of the anxiety and excitement of the Championships.

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