Strictly Ballroom
Strictly Ballroom (1992)

This wildly off-beat comedy is about a male dancer (Paul Mercurio) who refuses to follow the accepted rules of ballroom dancing and creates his own style of choreography, which infuriates the ballroom dancing establishment. Before he's… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 19, 2002
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

so reserved for Luhrmann as a director, yet it is as fabulous and colorful as any other film out there

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

An Australian classic - and deservedly so!

Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Though made for a fraction of [Moulin Rouge]'s budget and with no big stars,Strictly Ballroom is the better film in every way.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A crow-pleaster hat took the inernational festival circuit by storm and put Aussie filmmaker Luhrmann on the map as a talent to watch.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

fabulous comedy-romance

Dan Fazio
Citysearch

Lots of laughs, lots of style: Strictly Ballroom is a wonderful prelude to Luhrmann's next two films.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

Listen to the rhythm of your heart in Strictly Ballroom, where tears and laughter blend seamlessly in an extravagantly theatrical story about love, dreams and overcoming your fears.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The exuberant film was breezy, well-acted and easy to like even if it was fluff.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

More fun for ballroom enthusiasts than for the rest of us; cheeky, but totally overloaded.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Jennifer D
"Vivir con miedo es como vivir en medias." I thoroughly enjoyed this film!! It was bright! It was jazzy! It was fun! It was unique! And above all....… More
Alice Shen
More screwball comedy than the rest of the Red Curtain Trilogy and I dig that.
Tim Salmons
Pretty enjoyable romantic dance movie, before it became a craze.
Mason Williams
Strictly Ballroom is a gem of a import. This film from Australia has a great cast and soundtrack. I went to see this at the theatres when it was released in the… More
Jennifer Xu
A weird assortment of motley characters who don't really have a purpose in the story other than to be weird. I liked the dancing, and Baz… More
Daniel Perry
This is a great little film to kick-start Baz Luhrmann's red curtain trilogy (which also includes William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Moulin… More

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