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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15

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  1. Jun 2, 2012
    9
    A lovely, touching movie, albeit a bit heavy on the heart-tugging. I loved the dancing, the cinematography, and the personal stories (and the personalities of the dancers and their families); but most of all I loved the fact that there was no Nigel, Mary, Little C, Trice, or Mia to ruin it.
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72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Jagernauth
    Jul 23, 2012
    75
    First Position is a simple, but effective portrait of ambition and determination in an art form where the stakes are high and the rewards are few.
  2. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    May 23, 2012
    67
    It's a wealth of material at odds with a scant running time and shallow focus.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    May 18, 2012
    88
    Among recent documentaries, First Position soars to the head of the class.