The Dancer Upstairs

The Dancer Upstairs
The Dancer Upstairs
  • R
  • 2h 13m
  • 2003
Fresh64%
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This taut political thriller set in Latin America marks John Malkovich's explosive directorial debut. Academy Award® winner Javier Bardem stars as legit policeman Agustin Rejas, who faces the greatest challenge of his career - to catch the leader of a terrorist movement threatening to collapse his government, while being stopped at every turn by his own corrupt superiors. As the fight becomes more ferocious, Rejas' search brings him ever closer to the guerrilla leader. But when, amidst the chaos, he falls in love with his daughter's ballet teacher (Laura Morante), Rejas must choose between his heart, his country, and his own well-being.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh64%
Critics Consensus: The Dancer Upstairs benefits from a talented cast and alluring intelligence, although pacing problems prevent this John Malkovich-directed mystery from reaching its full potential.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:May 2, 2003
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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