...Baz Luhrmann's offbeat, vibrant and at times decidedly hilarious tale has justifiably been branded Dirty Dancing Down Under - but don't let that put you off.
What's best about the movie is the sense of madness and mania running just beneath its surface. In one sense, the characters care about nothing but ballroom dancing.
...funny, energetic, and enjoyable -- the perfect film for a night or an afternoon out, regardless of what mood you're in.
One would have to be heartless not to be engaged by Strictly Ballroom's romantic, dewy sentiment, but the predictable plot is difficult to bear...
...absurd and sincere at the same time — it offers an insolent facsimileof grand passion.