Skip to main content

PG| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary
The ballet life of Li Cunxin begins when he 11, taken from his peasant family in rural China to train in Beijing, and he defects to the United States as a cultural exchange student as a young man.

Cast: Bruce Greenwood , Kyle MacLachlan , Joan Chen , Chi Cao , Amanda Schull , Wang Shuangbao , Camilla Vergotis , Zhang Su

Director: Bruce Beresford

Genres: Biography, Drama

Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Mao's Last Dancer (2009)

Release Date: August 20th, 2010|1 hr. 57 min.

watch now
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 23 )
  • 75
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    This is a handsome, conventional biopic, as fluent and polished as its subject matter. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The film celebrates artistic freedom without preaching a sermon, and often flies when Mr. Chi is on screen. When he is on stage, spinning and leaping to the strains of magnificent music, the film soars. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    This based-on-real-life tale of artistic aspirations and international politics is packed with more corn than an Iowa silo. show more

  • November 30, 2011 spstanish
    Report This User

    Brilliant choreography and phenomenal ballet! I was thoroughly transfixed!

  • December 30, 2010 bd64kcmo
    Report This User

    Someone said the Hollywood left kept it out of the mainstream theatre release. Seems the same thin happens to some of the Sherwood films like "Fireproof". I would not be a bit surprised. Perhaps if the thing happened in LA it might have gotten a bit more push. The hollywood types have a thing about "not invented here".

  • October 15, 2010 Nancy
    Report This User

    Why isn't the movie being shown in Fort Worth? I've been waiting for it for WEEKS! The book was wonderful and I want to see this movie. WAKE UP movie houses! This is a story that needs to be told. I lived in Houston when the story unfolded and Plano has it but Fort Worth doesn't?????? Whassup with that?

similar movies

  • Bright Star (2009)

  • Fill the Void (2012)

  • The Young Victoria (2009)

  • Heaven Is for Real (2014)

  • Fame (2009)

Stay Connected with Moviefone

Download the Free App!

How do you watch stuff?

loading

How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Subscriptions

Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts

Movies

You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.


    Update settings
    X