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2015 3.0/5 IMDb 6.3/10 (369) TV-G SuperHD 83 minutes

This documentary charts the inspiring ascent of dancer Misty Copeland to the top of the ultracompetitive ballet world, despite numerous obstacles.

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Misty Copeland Directed by Nelson George

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Language: English

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Stay for the end credits, which include a tribute to the (sadly few) black ballerinas who came before Copeland; you suspect, watching footage of the little girls who eagerly wait after performances, that many more will follow in her graceful footsteps.

Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 2015-11-19


Warm, compelling, slightly adoring.

John Anderson, Newsday, 2015-10-22


The part of [Ms. Copeland's] story that "A Ballerina's Tale" reveals best is the role of a group of successful older black women who took her under their wings and helped her feel less alone. This ballerina's tale is also theirs.

Brian Seibert, New York Times, 2015-10-13


In A Ballerina's Tale, director Nelson George paints a moving portrait of Copeland that underscores her triumphs over bodily and historical limitations.

Amy Brady, Village Voice, 2015-10-13


As an examination of how idealized conceptions of the ballerina have fed racial homogeneity in the industry, A Ballerina's Tale sticks with stuff we already know.

Martha Schabas, Globe and Mail, 2016-01-15


Ultimately fails to deliver the sort of inspirational uplift that should have been a given.

Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, 2015-10-23


A worthy story gets flat-footed treatment in Nelson George's portrait of ballerina Misty Copeland.

Scott Tobias, Variety, 2015-10-18

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