60

Village Voice

By Ernest Hardy
Although it's grotesque to see pre-teens stomping in underground warehouse-battle settings, at least Battlefield America's racial politics are interesting.
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50

Boston Globe

If you're looking for a tough, streetwise film about urban kids who get together to enter a national hip-hop dance competition, Battlefield America is not your movie.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The editing in Battlefield America is super-speedy: Each shot lasts about three seconds, and then it's off.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Battlefield America manages to pack every cliché imaginable into its overstuffed and overlong 106 minutes.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Houston does his best with an unlikable character, and the young actors are appealing enough to keep us watching. The movie itself, however, is a mess.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
There's likely an audience for the cloying and dizzying hip-hop dance flick Battlefield America, but even the most forgiving viewers may feel like they've been underestimated - and underserved.
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30

Variety

By Joe Leydon
A picture so thoroughly generic as to suggest a contraption assembled from spare parts with the aid of a how-to manual.
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20

Boxoffice Magazine

Slapdashly assembled and lacking in dance thrills, the poorly promoted Battlefield America will drive away the few audiences that show up.
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0

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
The set-up, and indeed the entire film, reeks of yawn-inducing boilerplate plotting.
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31 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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