Flashdance 1983

Critics score:
33 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: The story doesn't help Miss Beals either, because she's at her least convincing when having to register any emotion other than rapture. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Silly but energetic. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Flashdance might be considered one of the first signs of Hollywood's Apocalypse. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Jennifer Beals shouldn't feel bad. She is a natural talent, she is fresh and engaging here, and only needs to find an agent with a natural talent for turning down scripts. Read more

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine: Unlike its grittily romantic predecessors, Flashdance is pure glitz. Read more

Trevor Johnston, Time Out: Depressing to think that this was a huge hit on the back of the Irene Cara hit single, since there's absolutely nothing to it. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Virtually plotless, exceedingly thin on characterization and sociologically laughable, pic at least lives up to its title by offering an anthology of extraordinarily flashy dance numbers. Read more