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23pina-thumbstandard Director Wim Wenders uses 3D technology to arresting effect in this performance documentary about Pina Bausch's Tanztheater Wuppertal dance company. Performing alfresco in Wuppertal, Germany, the troupe's pieces include "The Rite of Spring."
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Wim Wenders’s documentary “Pina" is a tribute to the German dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch, who died in 2009. Read the review
Rotten Tomatoes: Fresh 95%
Critics' score: 95   Audience score: 82   Rotten Tomatoes page
Top Rotten Tomatoes Critics

Watching Pina is like being inside one of Bausch's surreal pieces. full review

Jordan Levin, Miami Herald

A remarkable -- and likely enduring -- tribute to an artist committed to creating dance theater drawn from humanity's deepest physical and emotional reserves. full review

Caroline Palmer, Minneapolis Star Tribune

For anyone with an interest in dance, "Pina" is a must-see. For anyone not interested in contemporary dance, "Pina" is a should-see. It could change your mind. full review

Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic

Pina is a tribute of an artist by an artist, a friend to a friend. But its great genius comes from the mournful, as well as celebratory, reckoning of the performers Bausch pushed, collaborated with and inspired. full review

Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

What might seem like a convenient bid for publicity - the first 3-D art-house film! - turns out to be the only logical way to showcase the action. full review

Stephanie Merry, Washington Post

This meditation on movement and space, transportation and transcendence is not to be missed. full review

Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

What the filmmaker has created is an inspired simulacrum - a jewel-box that contains more of Bausch's kinetic soul than film has any right to. full review

Ty Burr, Boston Globe

Crane and steadycam allow Wenders to get so close to the action that in the minimalist Cafe Muller, one's illusion of being on stage is uncanny. full review

Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

"Pina"is the best possible tribute to Bausch, and to adventurous image-making. full review

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

I watched the film in a sort of reverie. full review

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Whether you're familiar with Pina Bausch's work or not, the new film "Pina" is a knockout. full review

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

So this is what 3-D is capable of when used for art rather than the commerce of hiking ticket prices and repurposing cartoons! full review

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Pina is, in every way, a moving experience. full review

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine

It should appeal to dance mavens, and to folks who have no idea what a pas de deux is. full review

V.A. Musetto, New York Post

The power and intelligence of Bausch's approach, which at times seems more cerebral than sensual, is communicated. full review

A.O. Scott, New York Times

An intimate and ravishingly filmed tribute to German dancer Pina Bausch. full review

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News

We are among these dancers in their pain and joy and longing. We hear them breathe, feel the heat of their skin, smell their sweat, sense the pounding of their hearts, the ache in their thighs and feet. full review

Greg Quill, Toronto Star

A tribute to Pina Bausch, one of modern dance's most groundbreaking choreographers, pic lets the artist's work speak for itself via big, juicy slabs of performance. full review

Leslie Felperin, Variety

Wim Wenders' stylish 3D mirrors the bizarrely captivating world of choreographer Pina Bausch. full review

Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

Pina gives us the supreme pleasure of watching fascinating bodies of widely varying ages in motion, whether leaping, falling, catching, diving, grieving, or exulting. full review

Melissa Anderson, Village Voice
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  • Release Year: 2011
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 103 min
  • Available From: Dec 13, 2012
  • Queued by: 401 people
Directed By
Wim Wenders
Cast
Pina Bausch
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