White Crow is an admirable bio-pic about Rudolph Nureyev through the point when he defected in 1961. Despite first class production values, a script by the brilliant David Hare, and efficient direction by Ralph Fiennes, the film is a cold sterile slog. The abbreviated dance sequences bring energy to the two our flic. The fluid time frame adds nothing to the drama. Still if you want to get an idea of what Nureyev’s dance life was like in Russia, the movie fills in some of the holes.