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This Canadian drama based on a book by W.P. Kinsella, examines the tension between Indians and Anglos in Canada from an Indian perspective. Silas Crow, who lives on a Northern Ontario reserve, wants to take a mechanic's course in Toronto with his friend Frank Fencepost. But before he can enroll, the teen must write a short narrative describing his home. The film is a series of vignette's from Crow's narrative. The vignette's are alternately funny and poignant. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

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"Funny, scary, appealing and bizarre."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"Bolstered by a winning, youthful cast, the film is a droll ensemble piece that makes its serious points skillfully and effortlessly."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Good intentions pave the way to Message Movie Limbo."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Flawed, but likable."
‑ Joey O'Bryan, Austin Chronicle
"Filled with characters who are more frustrated than ennobled, Dance Me Outside deftly turns a number of narrative conventions upside down."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"[Dance Me Outside] packs a lot of punch into an offbeat drama that at first appears to be headed nowhere. Ultimately, though, you feel involved in lives that end up touching home."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"The weaknesses are compensated for by Kinsella's fresh characterizations and Dance Me Outside's fine performances."
‑ Shlomo Schwartzberg, Boxoffice Magazine
"Dance Me Outside nevertheless stays compelling, thanks to its cast of appealing unknowns. You haven't seen anyone quite like them before -- and that's meant as high praise."
‑ Michael Sauter, Entertainment Weekly
"Dance Me Outside offers an inside look at a culture that, all too often, has been either ignored or portrayed with halo-wearing political correctness."
‑ Dan Webster, Spokesman-Review (Washington)
"Such an odd start gives one hope. But, sadly, nothing as imaginative happens again."
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, San Francisco Examiner
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