How She Move Synopsis
A young dancer (Rutina Wesley) at a public school shares a bitter rivalry with a classmate.
Read Full Synopsis

Movie Reviews

Critic Ratings


Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Mainly it’s a very solid dance picture, which is the point.
Full Review

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Rutina Wesley glowers with just the right touch of sweetness as a brainy student (and stellar after-school stepper).
Full Review

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Choreographer Hi Hat and director Ian Iqbal Rashid kick the film into high gear every so often with dance sequences, climaxing with a...
Full Review

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Formulaic but well-acted variation on the theme of pursuing your dreams through dance.
Full Review

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
When the cast starts clomping atop a car, their synchronized bodies joining with the booming cross-rhythms, we're sold.
Full Review

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
How She Move has two key assets: powerful dance sequences and an emphasis on education.
Full Review

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The atmosphere is convincing - there is an "Eight Mile" desperation to Raya's plight - but nothing makes sense.
Full Review

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
How She Move doesn't exactly break any new ground. But the terrific dance numbers on display should please its teenage target audience.
Full Review

San Francisco Chronicle

Movie cliches are supposed to be bad things because they make the movie too predictable. But you know, there are times when they actually...
Full Review

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Gets it right in every dance sequence, but stumbles badly whenever the characters step offstage.
Full Review

How She Move will move you

By Colleilani
Forget Stomp the Yard! This movie is gonna make you get up and dance, stomp your heart out, and learn some moves! I loved it when I saw it at the Sundance Film Festival '07. You will too!...

Amazing Movie

By soweb01
Amazing Moves!...

Dont waste your money!

By jdugan
Stomp the Yard was so much better! I cant believe I wasted my time and money at the Sundance Movie film festival on it. Please listen to what I say! I dont think this movie will make more than $5...


By CallBatman
Stereotypical Garbage....


By droc
Just wait a week and rent this one on DVD. How She Move? That movie SUCK!...

How many more of these must we sit through?

By carsonnik
Seriously, how many more of the hiphop/dance/inspirational/teen movies are going to be made? It seems like there's one every few months. This is no different then stomp the yard or one of those...

How She Move a bad Movie

By kewlguyinLA
Not a memorable dance movie...

i liked it

By poodlegrr
some people dont like dance movies, but im kinda a dancy-teenage angst person...i mean, it could have been pretty bad. but the ending was kind of like a corny horse movie...yay! we won the race!...

I can't believe I spent money to sit through this

By stwhite24
How she move is a terrible movie w/o a plot and with terrible acting. You can also barely understand some of the dialogue between actors. I do not recommend this film to anyone...

How She Move

By cassie52
I thought this movie was amazing. Music was great, steps were fantastic and even the story line was pretty good....

More Info

Rated PG-13 | For some drug content, suggestive material and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Urban dance drama is formulaic yet entertaining.
Read the Common Sense Media Review