"Two Thumbs Up!" rave Roger Ebert and Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper and the Movies. Billy Elliot is the heartwarming story of a young boy from a working-class family who discovers a passion that will change his life forever. Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand. Under the guidance of his teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson (Academy Award® nominee Julie Walters), Billy's raw talent takes flight. But when his father discovers his son's ambition, Billy must fight for his dreams and his destiny. With Oscar®-worthy performances, Rex Reed (The New York Observer) calls "a triumph!" Don't miss Billy Elliot - the triumphant tale of one boy who reaches beyond his place in the world to follow his heart's desire.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
136 Ratings
136 Ratings

85% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.3/10
  • Fresh 99
  • Rotten 17

Critics Consensus: Billy Elliot is a charming movie that can evoke both laughter and tears.

13+ COMMON SENSE

Terrific story of young ballet dancer has strong language.

Information

Studio
Universal Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 2000 Tiger Aspect Pictures Ltd. 2000 and 2000 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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