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The Company (2003)



Critic Consensus: Its deliberately unfocused narrative may frustrate some viewers, but The Company finds Altman gracefully applying his distinctive eye to the world of dance.

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A tale centering on the Chicago ballet company--the difficult daily work, the intense pressures of performance, the richly textured behaviors of the dancers--whose professional and personal lives grow impossibly close.

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Neve Campbell
as Loretta `Ry' Ryan
Malcolm McDowell
as Alberto Antonelli
William Dick
as Edouard
John Lordan
as Ry's Father
Mariann Mayberry
as Ry's Stepmother
Roderick Peeples
as Ry's Stepfather
Yasen Peyankov
as Justin's Mentor
Lar Lubovitch
as Choreographer
Robert Desrosiers
as Choreographer
Kevin Scott Greer
as Ballet Enthusiast
Charthel Arthur
as Ballet Mistress
Cameron Basden
as Ballet Mistress
Mark Goldweber
as Ballet Master
Pierre Lockett
as Ballet Master
Adam Sklute
as Ballet Master
Michael Andrew Currey
as Stage Manager
Katherine Selig
as Stage Manager
Paul Lewis
as Company Pianist
Julie O'Connell
as Physical Therapist
George Darveris
as Production Manager
Marc Grapey
as Toastmaster
Keith Prisco
as Bridegroom
Emma Harrison
as Neo Waitress
Dwayne Whitmore
as Neo Bouncer
Danny McCarthy
as Bartender
Larry Glazer
as Grant Park Cellist
Mark Hummel
as Grant Park Cellist
Deborah Dawn
as Deborah
Sam Franke
as Frankie
Heather Aagard
as The Company
Michael Anderson
as The Company
Jennifer Goodman
as The Company
Stacy Joy Keller
as The Company
Calvin Kitten
as The Company
Peter Kozak
as The Company
Britta Lazenga
as The Company
Michael Levine
as The Company
Brian McSween
as The Company
Elizabeth Mertz
as The Company
Masayoshi Onuki
as The Company
Samuel Pergande
as The Company
Willy Shives
as The Company
Erin Smith
as The Company
Kathleen Thielhelm
as The Company
Mauro Villanueva
as The Company
Yukari Yasui
as The Company
Tristan Alberda
as Apprentice #1
Bobby Briscoe
as Apprentice #2
Orlando Julius Canova
as Apprentice #3
Angelina Sansone
as Apprentice #4
Jacqueline Sherwood
as Apprentice #5
Jessica Wyatt
as Apprentice #6
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Critic Reviews for The Company

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (41)

This is Altman at his easiest, his most unruffled, and complete.

December 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Excellent look at what goes into creating ballet.

December 28, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The venerable Altman's distinctive eye remains undimmed.

May 14, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

Meanders aimlessly until eventually falling flat on its face.

May 11, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Altman ... whose intuition for placing the camera in just the right spot has always been impressive. In the dance scenes, it's flawless.

March 19, 2004 | Rating: 5/5

Instead, it is the collective nature of the artistic medium that is the focus, Altman introducing an almost stream of conscience-like narrative that's mesmerizing and distant all at the same time.

March 4, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Company

"The Company" is Robert Altman's most naturalistic and expressive film. The thing you have to understand about the picture is that Altman is not concerned with crafting a structured narrative. He is concerned with observing. "The Company" is a fly on the wall peek into the world of a ballet company (a fictional one of course). The behind the scenes-esque approach is intercut with beautiful dance sequences. Neve Campbell, Malcolm McDowell and James Franco bring a human, organic touch to the film. "The Company" is not for everyone. Your tolerance of the film will stem from your relationship to dance and your ability to be a voyeur in this world and not an active participant. In his penultimate feature film, Robert Altman was still finding new and interesting ways to tell a cinematic story.

Steven Carrier
Steven Carrier

Super Reviewer

This was a really bad movie, I'm sort of ashamed that Robert Altman was connected to this project. Then why did I give it three stars? Mainly because the ballet sequences were stunning. When everybody just shut their mouths and started spinning, it was just magic.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer

Uninteresting, I really expected more from Altman, Just a showcase of dance pieces & I never liked dance movies

Arash Xak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

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