Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Like many Altman movies, this is less a dramatic story to follow than an atmospheric environment to visit.
  2. 100
    It is sheer brilliance and testament to the vitality of an old master.
  3. 90
    Robert Altman's surpassingly beautiful ballet movie feels lighter than air -- but in fact it's the great director's most tender and memorable film in years.
  4. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    90
    This is an absolutely miraculous movie.
  5. 88
    Altman, showing the ardor and assurance of a master, pulls us into his film with seductive power. You won't want to miss a thing.
  6. 88
    Why did it take me so long to see what was right there in front of my face -- that The Company is the closest that Robert Altman has come to making an autobiographical film?
  7. A funny valentine by an old master, woos us into the dance.
  8. 88
    Director and dancers catch the audience up in a web of imagination.
  9. The key to The Company is the quiet, focused rapture of Neve Campbell, who formally trained in ballet and performed all of her on-screen dances. The tranquil delight she takes in her body becomes its own eloquent form of acting.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 6 out of 12
  1. JoshC
    Nov 19, 2006
    0
    Robert Altman has been plugging away on movie sets, manufacturing adroit classics, odious train wrecks, and
  2. HelenS.
    Apr 10, 2006
    2
    Can I say BORING? I just rented this and fell asleep 20 minutes into it. There is no story line, no character development and some of the choreography looks like it's making fun of ballet. Neve Campbell is non-existent and has barely any lines. What is the point of this movie? Full Review »
  3. Marg
    Nov 28, 2005
    0
    Worst movie I've ever seen actually. NOTHING happens. Nothing. At all.