Dance Me Outside
Dance Me Outside (1994)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 19, 1996
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69%
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90%

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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Funny, scary, appealing and bizarre.

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Leonard Klady
Variety

Bolstered by a winning, youthful cast, the film is a droll ensemble piece that makes its serious points skillfully and effortlessly.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Good intentions pave the way to Message Movie Limbo.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

Filled with characters who are more frustrated than ennobled, Dance Me Outside deftly turns a number of narrative conventions upside down.

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

[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.

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Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine

The weaknesses are compensated for by Kinsella's fresh characterizations and Dance Me Outside's fine performances.

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Michael Sauter
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

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.

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Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner

Such an odd start gives one hope. But, sadly, nothing as imaginative happens again.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Leo L
HILARIOUS! Absolutely brilliant! Loved Adam Beach in this one. One could not help but feel for Michael Greyeyes's character. Oohh!!
Donna Dawson
Great native flick with a great story.