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      Mao's Last Dancer

      2009, Biography/Drama, 1h 57m

      78 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Mao's Last Dancer has a stirring story to tell, but excessive sentimentality and leaden pacing keep this biopic from hitting its marks gracefully. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      The ballet life of Li Cunxin begins when he 11, taken from his peasant family in rural China to train in Beijing, and he defects to the United States as a cultural exchange student as a young man.

      • Rating: PG (Incidental Smoking|A Brief Violent Image|Language|Some Sensuality)

      • Genre: Biography, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Bruce Beresford

      • Producer: Jane Scott

      • Writer: Jan Sardi

      • Release Date (Theaters):  limited

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      • Box Office (Gross USA): $4.8M

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      • Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Company

      • Production Co: Great Scott Productions Pty. Ltd.

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      • Jul 13, 2012

        Not a repeat movie by any means. Some of the melodrama seemed over the top and out of place with his relationship with the girl.

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      • Sep 02, 2011

        'Mao's Last Dancer' (2010) is fascinating, beautiful, and a perfect movie to watch if you want your heart to fly.

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      • Aug 21, 2011

        This is one of those must see based-on-a-true-story movies, even if you aren't into ballet. Beautiful. Entertaining. Inspiring.

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      • Apr 29, 2011

        Oh my god, this is such a bad, melodramatic movie. I wanted to watch this because I thought it was a documentary, but Mao's Last Dancer couldn't be further from that.

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