Battle of the Year 3D Synopsis
Members of an American dance crew see their skills put to the test in an international contest.

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New York Daily News

It’s undeniable that the good-natured “Afterschool Special” vibe here plays to the film’s corny strengths, and the dancing is impressive....
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By William Goss
Should satisfy the planet of b-boys and girls to whom it preaches.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The young dancers' undeniable skill and athleticism is squandered in this formulaic, overly familiar dance movie.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
An enjoyable movie not because of any special gifts by the filmmakers or emotional resonance in the script. It was more like destiny. Once...
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Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
The singer and tabloid darling Chris Brown more than holds his own with this crew, apparently not even needing a dance double.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The 3-D is a pain, and the excitable editing, slo-mo and speeded-up action frustrate attempts to watch the athleticism on display, but the...
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The Dissolve

By Nathan Rabin
It isn’t good by any stretch of the imagination, but B-movie lovers who like their dance movies flashy, fun, and spectacularly dumb...
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By Andrew Barker
So fatally frontloaded with endless training montages, awfully written, indifferently acted drama, sports-film platitudes and jaw-dropping...
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Los Angeles Times

By Annlee Ellingson
This 3-D spectacle is less the dance movie that's going to make b-boying cool again than a shill for sponsors' gear.
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The New York Times

By Miriam Bale
The miracle of the new 3-D dance film Battle of the Year is how it can be so relentlessly boring while there is so much frenetic activity...
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Pass on this one

By judb
This plot of this movie is 90% predictable and the break dancing gets old before long. Even the 15-yr-old with me was bored before it ended. LOST fans may be glad to see that Sawyer (Josh Holloway)...

dance movie with a message

By mecha39
loved it. dancers that I went with loved it. cannot wait for pt2....

So Bad It Hurt

By Tolberal
I work in the film industry, so I can honestly say that I've seen thousands of films. And yet this one has the distinction about making it to the top 10 worst of all time list. The acting isn't...

Cliche story book movie for the 16-19 year olds.

By xtrmist
I went in this wanting to see something more about dance and I felt I walked into a tony robinson seminar. Okay, a little exaggerated; but you get the point. The movie concept has been redone and...

Good Dancing

By southerngyrl
The plot was very weak. However, the guys in this movie was dancing their butts off. The "breakin" was the best part of the movie. I thought Chris Brown would have a bigger roll in this movie, but it...

Battle of the Year

We were very disappointed. The story was pathetic and the wost was the cinematography. The camera never stayed on the dancers or the routines long enough to enjoy. However, I wouldn't call them...

Break it

By turtlepillows
exceptional movie. slow in some parts, but amazing moves. The casting however could have chosen someone better than Chris Brown....

love movie

By paigespicer1
This movie is the best I love it. I love the 3D...

Chris beezy Chris beezy <3

By itsalexandra17
I honestly loved it! Chris brown really showed his acting and dancing skills. I loved all the dancing...

Awesome ??

By jackiedeleon03
I think this movie is awesome!! ?? it was funny and a good movie, this is a GOOD movie! Don't listen to the BAD reviews, I promise you'll enjoy!!! ??...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some Rude Behavior and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Passable drama has great dancers but no originality.
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