Center Stage
Center Stage (2000)

"Center Stage" follows the hopes and dreams of a tight-knit group of young dance students as they try to make a name for themselves and become stars in the fiercely competitive world of professional dance. Vibrant and supremely… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 8, 2001
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics say that if you're willing to suffer through soap opera-like dialogue and plot to see some excellent dancing, this movie is for you. Otherwise, you might be better off renting Fame.

Emanuel Levy

Assuming that every generation needs its own dance film, Hytner revists the turf of films like Turning Point (classic ballet), Chrous Line (Broadway dancing) and Saturday Night Fever (disco) and blends together their themes and persona to little effect.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Anybody who's ever laced on toe shoes, or wanted to, will find something to take away from Center Stage.

Randy White
Common Sense Media

Melodramatic, a bit racy -- some teens will love.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Center Stage has moments of joy and moments of insight.

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Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune

Fortunately, it also contains several more complex characters who manage to make the film a surprisingly engaging affair.

John Venable

If I was a 12 year old girl who takes any sort of dance classes, this would be my favorite film of all time...but I'm not.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Center Stage is the same old stuff, not an arabesque more.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

It's a bad joke.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...not only insultingly stupid but weirdly dull.

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Alvarez
This was my sister's favorite movie for the longest time, so if it wasn't for her I probably would have never seen this movie. So with that said, it… More
Jennifer D
Dancer movies are always good. Kinda.
Alice Shen
I like that this dance movie boasts several full-length performances of imaginative pieces, not just heavily cut snippets. Amanda Schull is a bit dull as an… More
Cassie Hill
Love this movie. Anything that is about dancing I usually like and this movie was one of them.
Tim Salmons
I remember almost nothing about this.
Ginny  X
<font size=1>Re-rated from 5 stars to 4 1/2</font><br><br><i>"Dance! Nothing left for me to do but dance! Got canned heat in… More