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Take the Lead (2006)

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Liz Friedlander

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Plot Summary

Inspired by a true story, Antonio Banderas stars as internationally acclaimed ballroom dancer Pierre Dulane in the energetic and moving film Take The Lead. When Dulane volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system, his background first clashes with his students' tastes. . .but together they create a completely new style of dance.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 119
  • Fresh: 52
  • Rotten: 67
  • Average Rating: 5.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Think of it as the fictionalized version of last year's engaging documentary Mad Hot Ballroom, with teen dancers and sexier moves. It is also more formulaic and cliched, thanks to the predictable plot and theme. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: While we may be able to pretty much guess everything that's going to happen in Take the Lead, its considerable charm lies in the way it fulfills, rather than bucks, our expectations. – Stephanie Zacharek,, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Although based on a true story, Take the Lead continually strains credibility. – Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: Take the Lead is like that -- it may seem hokey, but it uses the tried and true to get a smile out of you every time. – Jami Bernard, New York Daily News, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews

This is great

This movie is better than all the step up movies combined. Go see it.

Love !!

I Love This Movie ! I Guess Its Cuz I Love Dance ! & Its About Real Life Stuff !


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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2006

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