Fine Line Features | Release Date: September 22, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally favorable reviews based on 33 Critics
Positive:
18
Mixed:
11
Negative:
4
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One of the most searing experiences to be had at the movies this year.
90
For all its fancy pedigree, the spellbinding Dancer in the Dark aims right for the heart and aces its target.
89
Easily the year's most trying, tormented, and thrilling movie ordeal.
88
A movie too smart and too urgent to be categorically awful. Clinically insane may be another matter altogether.
88
(The film is) one of the most anguished, intense and weirdly brilliant of the year.
80
Bjork gives what may be the most wrenching performance ever given by someone who has no interest in being an actor.
75
Ought to win a prize for sheer audacity.
75
A film of so much daring, a film that takes so many chances, it's impossible not to be impressed.
63
Leaves you questioning its intentions.
50
If it weren't for a terrific central performance by the Icelandic pop singer Bjork, Dancer in the Dark would be all but unwatchable.
50
A movie that by turns is wincingly awful and heartbreakingly fine. It boasts an unforgettable performance by Björk.