• Released
  • September 20, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 49 min
  • 3D
    Drama
  • 260 Fan Ratings
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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53

Film.com

By William Goss
Should satisfy the planet of b-boys and girls to whom it preaches.
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50

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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50

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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50

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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50

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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50

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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30

Variety

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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20

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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10

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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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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