A Chorus Line
A Chorus Line (1985)

Broadway's celebratory musical about rejection makes it to the screen in a fizzless adaptation by Richard Attenborough that misses the whole point of the Broadway show -- i.e. the dancing and the dancers. Instead, the dancers become a… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 10, 1985
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2003
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Critic Score: 39% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

probably worked much better as a live production

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Sexy Broadway classic gets disappointing 1980s remake.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

You'll be crying "uncle" long before those gams are flashed.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

'A Chorus Line' will certainly give people who think they want a career in dance some idea of whether they're up to the challenge. And the rest of the audience will never look at a musical chorus line the same way.

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Sarah Chauncey

They should've just left it on Broadway

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"astonishingly, it throws out just about everything that made the show a classic"

Emanuel Levy

Misconceived and poorly executed by director Richard (Gandhi) Attenborough, who turns the Broadway smash hit musical into a total bore.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A Chorus Line vividly conveys the anxiety and hopefulness of dancers trying out for a Broadway musical

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Scott Weinberg

They did the best they could ... which (unfortunately) isn't all that great.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Who knew making a musical could be so dull? Filled with the all the horrendous hair and clothing fashions of the 1980's, "A Chorus Line" falls… More
Sylvester Kuo
17 hopefuls are auditioning for 4 males and 4 females chorus roles. Each one of them were asked about why they wanted to be a dancer. Some stories were funny,… More
Byron Brubaker
I recently saw a 30 minute excerpt of the play at a community theater conference. This got my wife and I interested in watching the DVD. Unfortunately, some… More
Sunil Jawahir
Wow. This needs to be remade badly. Such high potential that doesn't deliver on film.
meril lupin
Good fun, lovable characters, fantastic dance. Cop out of a story, but hey it's Broadway. Worth the watch. P. S. The DVD box looks like shit.
Krystle Chow
Really, really, REALLY cheesy. I also wasn't a fan of how they switched some of the songs to fit in their bad '80s versions with disgusting… More