Cunningham

critic Reviews

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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Rania RichardsonFilm-Forward.com
    The 3-D documentary highlights the career peak of the legendary choreographer Merce Cunningham.
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    Charles SolomonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    By having a moving camera going through the dancers, you are adding an element that Cunningham didn't create that is often very distracting.
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    Tim CogshellFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It crystallizes what [Merce Cunningham] was doing.
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    Lael LoewensteinFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    I found it a worthy introduction to [Merce Cunningham's] style.
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    Todd JorgensonCinemalogue
    Although some of the visual gimmicks seem forced, the film offers a worthwhile salute to its subject's artistry and legacy.
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    Nick AllenRogerEbert.com
    An exhilarating testament to documentaries as a boundless form of art.
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    Dan CallahanTheWrap
    The movements of the dancers here are often startlingly expressive, with particular emphasis on sliding across the floor and sinuously unexpected torso gyrations, but there are times when shadows and camera movement obscure what we could be seeing.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    David BaxBattleship Pretension
    Kovgan does Cunningham a disservice by crowding his story and the power of his own creations with gratuitous whizbangery.
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    Kenneth TuranLos Angeles Times
    [A] visual wonder that involves from start to finish.
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    Brian SeibertNew York Times
    An excellent introduction to a great body of work that can be hard to get a handle on.
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