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Center Stage

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Nicholas Hytner

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About the Movie

In this emotional drama, a team of young dancers are competing for places in a prestigious dance troupe. The dancers have to deal with the ups and downs of trying to find their place in the world, even as their profession also places an enormous physical and psychological challenge before them. They train with the rigor of championship athletes, and like most aspiring athletes, they know that only a tiny number of them will achieve the goal they've set for themselves. Director Nicholas Hytner) cast young dancers and athletes as his aspiring terpsichoreans, including Ilia Kulik, an Olympic gold medalist in figure skating; the cast also includes Peter Gallagher as the leader of the dance troupe, Susan May Pratt, Amanda Schull, Eion Bailey, Debra Monk, and Sascha Radetsky.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 80
  • Fresh: 34
  • Rotten: 46
  • Average Rating: 5.0/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Center Stage is the same old stuff, not an arabesque more. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Assuming that every generation needs its own dance film, Hytner revists the turf of films like Turning Point (classic ballet), Chrous Line (Broadway dancing) and Saturday Night Fever (disco) and blends together their themes and persona to little effect. – Emanuel Levy, Variety, Aug 17, 2011

Fresh: Seeing foot-work this fun on film is enough. Give Center Stage an encore just for existing. – Ted Gideonse, Newsweek, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Fortunately, it also contains several more complex characters who manage to make the film a surprisingly engaging affair. – Monica Eng, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


good movie. lovely dancing.

amazing! watch it!

I lovee this movie, its soo great!! the dancing is unbelivable!! great for dancers (like mee) and everyone else! warch this movie:)


this movie shows you what real dancer miight have to go through.. i love it :)

Center Stage
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2000

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