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Take the Lead (2006)


A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.

Take the Lead (2006)

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Released Year: 2006
Runtime: 108 minutes
Genre: Drama, Music
Directors: Liz Friedlander

Storyline


A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.

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Reviews


63
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Inspired by a true story (translation: a lot of it is made up), the movie shucks its corn straight from the cob. But it's no less engaging for that, thanks to the enthusiasm of the young cast and the fusion of classic dance with hip-hop moves courtesy of Rich and Tone Talauega.
60
The Hollywood Reporter - Michael Rechtshaffen
Things hold together longer than they would have without Banderas' commanding, committed performance.
60
Variety - Unnamed
Well-intentioned, feel-good urban tale.
60
Village Voice - Unnamed
It's no surprise to anyone who's seen his Robert Rodriguez films that Banderas works well with kids. But it may surprise those who saw "Evita" that he can make a music-and-dance movie that doesn't suck.
50
The A.V. Club - Keith Phipps
Corny and uncool. Initially, it doesn't matter. Banderas is so winning in the lead that the film's early scenes are almost as persuasive as one of his lectures.

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