Mao's Last Dancer2010
Mao's Last Dancer (2010)
Critic Consensus: Mao's Last Dancer has a stirring story to tell, but excessive sentimentality and leaden pacing keep this biopic from hitting its marks gracefully.
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as Ben Stevenson
as Charles Foster
as Li Cunxin (adult)
as Li Cunxin (teenager)
as Li Cunxin (child)
as Cynthia Dodds
as Judge Woodrow Seals
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Critic Reviews for Mao's Last Dancer
Bruce Beresford's biopic of Li Cunxin, the Chinese ballet dancer who defected while on a student visa in Houston in 1981, is sometimes the movie equivalent of Oscar Meyer cold cuts. But the dancing is pure caviar.
Feel-good movie about a Chinese dancer presses all the right buttons.
Australian director Bruce Beresford handles the culture-clash aspects of the story with a surprising lack of subtlety.
Lovely and astounding, Mao's Last Dancer is a modern epic of art and ambition triumphing oppression.
Audience Reviews for Mao's Last Dancer
Not a repeat movie by any means. Some of the melodrama seemed over the top and out of place with his relationship with the girl.
This is one of those must see based-on-a-true-story movies, even if you aren't into ballet. Beautiful. Entertaining. Inspiring.
Oh my god, this is such a bad, melodramatic movie. I wanted to watch this because I thought it was a documentary, but Mao's Last Dancer couldn't be further from that.
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