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  • Summary: This ensemble drama about the life of a company of ballet dancers focuses on a young dancer (Campbell) on the verge of becoming a principal dancer.
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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A love letter to performers who put their egos and bodies on the line.
  5. Neve Campbell, who cowrote the story with scenarist Barbara Turner, plays one of the dancers; although her character isn't especially interesting, her story furnishes a minimal narrative thread to hold the rest together.
  6. Reviewed by: Angie Errigo
    60
    Dramatic disappointment aside, there is a feel for the unglamorous, demanding lives of the real dancers.
  7. When The Company owns up to what it is -– a performance piece -– it’s glorious. Everything else -– the window-dressing of a fiction film -– just gums up that gloriousness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 6 out of 12

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