Les Uns et les Autres (Bolero: Dance of Life)
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Not to be confused with the Bo Derek atrocity of the same name, Claude Lelouch's film covers half a century. Lelouch concentrates on several generations of music lovers, all hailing from different nations and cultural backgrounds. Each of the principal actors plays multiple characters, an intriguing but ultimately confusing gimmick.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"At one point the narrator berates history for lacking imagination; history, as revealed here, certainly lacks taste, and its imagination could be toned up, but there's no shortage of silly entertainment."
‑ , Time Out
"Impossible to synopsize coherently, it doesn't so much tackle themes as lay them out for scrutiny and musical embellishment."
‑ , Film4
"[A] disjointed, incoherent mess."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The songs, written by Michel Legrand and Francis Lai, are addictive in the best French pop manner. A few of the dance sequences are spectacular. Only when the scene shifts to a subplot not involving music does the movie get bogged down."
‑ Douglas Pratt, DVDLaser
"An important cinematic work which celebrates the human imagination as triumphant."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Lelouch doesn't have a handle on his subject."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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