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Billy Elliot

Synopsis

[[Feature~V136696~Brassed Off~brassedoff]] meets [[Feature~V162496~My Name Is Joe~mynameisjoe]] in this gritty coming-of-age drama about a young son of a poor English coal miner who dreams of being a ballet dancer. The film is set during a 1984 miners' strike in Durham county, where angry clashes between picketers and cops in riot gear are nearly daily occurrences. Among the most vociferous protestors are Tony (Jamie Driven) and his dad ([[Performer~P224005~Gary Lewis~garylewis]]), who nags his youngest...more

Other Critics

4.0

74 out of 100 Metascore®

Generally favorable reviews

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For Families

14

OK for kids 14+

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