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Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Mar 18, 2011
    50
    An essential document of bad taste that needs to go right into the time capsule. History must not forget.
  2. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Mar 17, 2011
    50
    The excitement factor only intermittently carries from the arena to the screen.
  3. Reviewed by: Carrie Rickey
    Mar 17, 2011
    50
    Throughout Flatley, now 52, is triumphal and indefatigable. There are two mysteries here: From whence comes Flatley's boundless energy? And why does it make me feel so tapped out?
  4. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Mar 16, 2011
    50
    The best stuff: Wow, can those kids hoof - and so, even past his half-century mark, can the preening, Chicago-born Mr. F.
  5. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Mar 15, 2011
    50
    Won't win many new fans for the high-stepping dancer. It might even cost him a few old ones.
  6. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Mar 15, 2011
    50
    It never morphs into the amazing Christopher Guest jam it first suggests. Strike two is the fact that, not counting one superb, David Lee Roth scissor-kick in slo-mo, director Marcus Viner does little to marry Flatley's métier to the form.
  7. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Mar 18, 2011
    40
    It's simply a blandly shot recording of Michael Flatley's musical revue, as performed overseas.
  8. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Mar 15, 2011
    40
    Numbingly repetitive in its routines, and seeming to take a bow from the moment it begins, Lord of the Dance 3D makes crystal-clear the sometimes muddied distinctions between a live performance and the filmed alternative.
  9. Reviewed by: Terry Byrne
    Mar 17, 2011
    25
    If you're a fan of this Lord, find a copy of the 1999 DVD "Lord of the Dance" and don't waste your time with this flat vanity piece.
  10. Reviewed by: S. James Snyder
    Mar 15, 2011
    20
    Sure, the footwork is flawless in this 3-D rendering of Michael Flatley's high-kicking show; it's the filmmaking that's dull.

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