Ballerina

Ballerina

Ballerina

Animated adventure follows ambitious young orphan Félicie (Elle Fanning) on her journey to Paris to fulfill her dreams of becoming a prima ballerina.

1879, Paris: Félicie is a young orphan from Brittany with one passion: dance. She and her best friend and aspiring inventor Victor (Dane DeHaan) devise a madcap plan to escape the orphanage for Paris. Félicie will have to fight like never before to make her wildest dream come true: becoming a prima ballerina at the Paris Opera.

2016Rating: G89 minsFrance, Canada
AdventureAnimatedKids & Family

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Total Film

Total Film

The animation earns brownie points for its digital recreation of 1880s Paree. The rest, alas, is pretty pointe-less.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

This serviceable French-Canadian digimation cleaves to the post-Cowell definition of the word "journey": its heroine is a redheaded dreamer (voiced by Elle Fanning) who flees her orphanage to blag a spot at the fin de siècle Paris Opera.

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The Australian

The Australian

It's exciting, beautiful to watch and ends in a manner that leaves hope for just about everyone.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

It is a holiday film for everybody -- girls, boys and adults, no matter how jaded their taste for "family fare".

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Stuff

Stuff

Ballerina has its flaws, and it certainly won't get the buzz of Moana. But it is a sweet film with its heart in the right place...

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Ballet is all about making the body achieve amazing feats seemingly effortlessly, and the animation replicates that with often sublime effect.

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