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Battle of the Year 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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Fast Paced

By foreverchd
This movie is good for dancers who are really into it. However for me I found it to be fast paced because I did not get the dancing portion. I kept feeling like I missed the best part by blinking....

battle

By rogdodger1
what scares me more than the question as to why they make junk like this is this: DO THEY KEEP MAKING LOW-LIFE, BRAINLESS JUNK LIKE THIS BECAUSE * PEOPLE CONTINUALLY GO AND SEE...

DON'T WRITE OFF THIS MOVIE JUST YET

By beautymark
I had my 19 year old niece from Chicago visiting me for the weekend. We did the typical NYC things prior visit. When she mentioned she was interested in seeing this movie, I cringed. I know the...

good

By lizzybeth572
Good movie...

It is a must see in the season of Scary Movies!

By jenrent
I was not in the mood for scary, cartoon or true stories so I chose this movie and was impressed, entertained, delighted in the morale of the film. I brought my 7 y/o son and 16 y/old daughter and we...

Battle of the Year

By barnabasdaughter1vs
This movie had good characters, fantastic dancing, and a decent story which didn't have to have graphic violence or sexual scenes to give the viewer a good sense of the action. Josh Holloway was...

Great Dancing

By Rhonda12
This was an excellent movie. The actors and actresses were outstanding in their roles. I always like to see good dance moves. This movie reminded me of Step Up. Do not go and see this movie when...

Battle of the Year

By Trailer Trash
"Battle of the Year" This past Friday I rocked my Addidas jogging suit and my students said, 'I was trying to be young.' I had to let them know, my generation made this stylish! Battle of the Year...

Sports movie or dance flick?

By fawlty2000
If this movie could have made up its mind, it would have been that much better. The dance moves were sick, the team aspect was awesome, Josh Holloway was a great casting choice. However, it felt like...

No Way

By Codyblue
Even if you paid me I would never see anything with Chris Brown in it,...

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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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