'Pina' Critic Reviews

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  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    92
    So this is what 3-D is capable of when used for art rather than the commerce of hiking ticket prices and repurposing cartoons!
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  • A.O. Scott New York Times (Top Critic)
    70
    The power and intelligence of Bausch's approach, which at times seems more cerebral than sensual, is communicated.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Philip French Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    It's an immensely attractive film that uses 3D interestingly to create theatrical space and it makes one want to learn more about Bausch and the development of her art.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    80
    A tremendous film that sets out to make the new 3D technology an integral part of what is being created - a film with clarity and passion.
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Stephanie Merry Washington Post (Top Critic)
    88
    What might seem like a convenient bid for publicity - the first 3-D art-house film! - turns out to be the only logical way to showcase the action.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    75
    What the filmmaker has created is an inspired simulacrum - a jewel-box that contains more of Bausch's kinetic soul than film has any right to.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Melissa Anderson Village Voice (Top Critic)
    Pina gives us the supreme pleasure of watching fascinating bodies of widely varying ages in motion, whether leaping, falling, catching, diving, grieving, or exulting.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    60
    An intimate and ravishingly filmed tribute to German dancer Pina Bausch.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal (Top Critic)
    Combines a haunting elegy for the avant-garde choreographer Pina Bausch with a wondrously surreal evocation of her work.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Lisa Kennedy Denver Post (Top Critic)
    88
    Pina is a tribute of an artist by an artist, a friend to a friend. But its great genius comes from the mournful, as well as celebratory, reckoning of the performers Bausch pushed, collaborated with and inspired.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Anthony Lane New Yorker (Top Critic)
    The question is, What do you get from Pina that you could not get from watching the Tanztheater live? Answer: More than you could possibly believe.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    88
    I watched the film in a sort of reverie.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    100
    "Pina"is the best possible tribute to Bausch, and to adventurous image-making.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Andrea Gronvall Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    Crane and steadycam allow Wenders to get so close to the action that in the minimalist Cafe Muller, one's illusion of being on stage is uncanny.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    100
    This meditation on movement and space, transportation and transcendence is not to be missed.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Caroline Palmer Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    88
    A remarkable -- and likely enduring -- tribute to an artist committed to creating dance theater drawn from humanity's deepest physical and emotional reserves.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Richard Nilsen Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    80
    For anyone with an interest in dance, "Pina" is a must-see. For anyone not interested in contemporary dance, "Pina" is a should-see. It could change your mind.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Leslie Felperin Variety (Top Critic)
    A tribute to Pina Bausch, one of modern dance's most groundbreaking choreographers, pic lets the artist's work speak for itself via big, juicy slabs of performance.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • V.A. Musetto New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    It should appeal to dance mavens, and to folks who have no idea what a pas de deux is.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Greg Quill Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    88
    We are among these dancers in their pain and joy and longing. We hear them breathe, feel the heat of their skin, smell their sweat, sense the pounding of their hearts, the ache in their thighs and feet.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
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  • Guy Dixon Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    88
    Using 3-D in as ungimmicky a way as possible, Wenders wants simply to immerse viewers in the dance, with all its physicality, protruding collar bones and earthy colours.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Daniel Engber Slate (Top Critic)
    A movie that does more than demolish the invisible wall between film and dance; it breaks the barrier that intervenes, even at a live performance, between seat and stage.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Deborah Young Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Wim Wenders' stylish 3D mirrors the bizarrely captivating world of choreographer Pina Bausch.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
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