Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance
Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance (2007)

The curious world of children's dance competitions is raked over the satiric coals in this comic mockumentary. Mr. Jonathan (Ben Miller) is a dance teacher and choreographer who is preparing a group of his current students to take part… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 15, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008
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Megan Lehmann
Hollywood Reporter

The affection with which the breezy Australian mockumentary Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance tweaks the twinkle-toed denizens of the competitive dance scene makes it easy to like.

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Edward Lawrenson
Screen International

Intermittently amusing.

John Ferguson
Radio Times

While director Darren Ashton doesn't bring anything particularly new to the genre, his direction is suitably deadpan and he is rewarded with superb performances from his leads.

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Richard Kuipers

A rare example of a mockumentary geared for family viewing, Aussie laffer Razzle Dazzle: A Journey Into Dance runs the world of children's dance competitions through the ringer and comes up with amusing results.

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Philip French
Observer (UK)

it's in the same class as the best movies by Christopher Guest's company. British comic Ben Miller is brilliant as pretentious choreographer Mr Jonathon.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

With its nonstop flow of visual and verbal gags and its superbly sustained mock-doc style, this feels like a collision between Best in Show and a pre-teen Strictly Ballroom. It's also one of the most hilarious films of the year.

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Catherine Chambers

Razzle Dazzle is a warm hearted yet meaningful affair that sparkles with wit and charm -- and guarantees you'll leave the cinema with a large grin on your face.

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Andrew Pulver

Like many mock-docs, it struggles to establish the patina of reality, but it makes up for it with some very funny jokes.

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Coco Forsythe
Future Movies UK

Uneven, but not unamusing.

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