Anthony of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Originally I knew absolutely nothing about the film Pina. I had heard that it was nominated for an Oscar as Best Documentary Feature. However I still had no idea what it was featuring. Once I had watched the trailer I was a little intrigued by how they could make this into a documentary. If you have watched the trailer all it shows you is people dancing. It doesn’t necessarily hint at being a documentary. Also, I’m not going to lie, I wanted to see how a “documentary” could be filmed in 3D. I personally like documentaries but I had no idea what I was getting myself into."