Mao's Last DancerHD
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About the Movie
Two-time Academy Award®-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) celebrates the inspirational true story of ballet dancer Li Cunxin in this stunning adaptation of Li’s best-selling autobiography. When granted the opportunity of a lifetime to train with the renowned Houston Ballet, eighteen-year-old Li leaves behind a life of poverty and oppression in Communist China to embark on a transformative journey to the West, where he soars to stardom and meets the love of his life. But he soon learns that his quest for freedom must come at a price.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 74
- Fresh: 41
- Rotten: 33
- Average Rating: 6.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The final image -- a freeze frame of a pas de deux staged to resemble a triumphal Communist poster -- perfectly captures the film's overall effect: it's strenuously brainless.
Fresh: Feel-good movie about a Chinese dancer presses all the right buttons.
Rotten: The life at the movie's center speaks to what an artist sometimes gives up for art. If only we experienced that sacrifice, that turmoil, more vividly.
Fresh: The film celebrates artistic freedom without preaching a sermon, and often flies when Mr. Chi is on screen. When he is on stage, spinning and leaping to the strains of magnificent music, the film soars.
A really inspiring story, well told. And it reminds you of how far China has come in such a short while. Well worth watching.
loved this movie. highly recommend.
I would highly recommend this extremely interesting and inspiring movie. It reminded me of the high value of freedom and family. The film truly warmed my heart.