Mao's Last Dancer

Mao's Last Dancer

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Average of 1081 ratings: 3.8 Stars

2009 M Contains coarse language.

The inspirational true story of a small boy's extraordinary journey from poverty as a classical dancer in communist China, to international stardom as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and a principal artist with the Australian Ballet. From the best-selling autobiography by Li Cunxin.

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113 minutes

DVD details

Screen Format
1.85:1 Widescreen 16x9 Enhanced
English, English for the hearing impaired
English, Mandarin Dolby Digital 5.1 & Dolby 2.0; English audio descriptive

Blu-ray details

Screen Format
1080p High Definition Widescreen 16x9 1.85:1
English, English for the hearing impaired
English, Mandarin DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 & Dolby Digital 5.1; English audio descriptive

52 Member Reviews Write a review

5 by Maljay1

A wonderful film. All the more so because it is based on fact. The dancing is fantastic. the acting excellent Thoroughly recommendable

4.5 by Duet2

One of the best movies I have seen lately. Excellent acting. Thoroughly recommend this movie.

5 by Lefty

An excellent true portrayal of the contrasts between east and west (communism vs capitalism) and a very touching story about love, family, hardships and triumphs.

5 by Herb44

Brilliant movie, sad story line but well worth watching.

5 by Saph

Wow, A wonderful story. It bought tears to my eyes, the dancing was beautiful and would highly recommend this. Fantastic

1 by Steve1

That was absolutely the worst movie I have ever seen!!!!!!! The acting was awful, the script was abominable, and the dancing (actually the part I was looking forward to) was very good but a very small... Read more

3 by Lisaah

A good watch and quite a moving story of a child taken from his family.I enjoyed it more for the glimpses of Communist China than Li Cunxin's move to America.

5 by Girlie Girl

Such an awesome movie kept me to my seat till the end even my husband was quite moved by it the dancing was exquisite wish we could have a show like it here

5 by Sweet Pea

I loved this movie. So touching, and so admirable. I could watch the life of this amazing man unravel dozens of times!

3 by qofd

Wonderful dancing in this movie but even though it was a true story it seemed to lack some emotional depth.