Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer
Mao's Last Dancer
  • PG
  • 1h 58m
  • 2009
Rotten55%
Based on an inspiring true story, this emotionally powerful crowd-pleaser emerged as one of the year’s most talked about independent films. It’s the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer. Through breathtaking talent and sheer determination, Li makes his way to the United States, but when he falls in love with an American woman, he must risk everything to remain in the land of the free. Helmed by two-time Oscar® Nominee Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy and Tender Mercies), MAO’S LAST DANCER will stir your soul and leave you cheering!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten55%
Reviews
Film.com
Jonathan F. Richards
Fresh

Bruce Beresford's biopic of Li Cunxin, the Chinese ballet dancer who defected while on a student v...

June 22, 2017
Hollywood Reporter
Peter Brunette
Fresh

Feel-good movie about a Chinese dancer presses all the right buttons.

June 22, 2017
Detroit News
Tom Long
Fresh

Lovely and astounding, Mao's Last Dancer is a modern epic of art and ambition triumphing oppressio...

June 22, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:August 20, 2010

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