Stomp the Yard Synopsis
A troubled dancer enrolls in Atlanta's Truth University after his brother's death.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
For his part, Short, another pop choreographer, sounds like Vin Diesel, but he moves like a bee. When he dances, he makes sure every girl...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The results are corny beyond measure. Yet there's something sweet about them, in part because there's something sweet about hearing the...
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63

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Stomp the Yard hasn't an original bone in its fierce, sweaty body, but explosive choreography, high-energy moves and a generous helping of...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The shallow frat-on-frat rivalry and the poor-boy-loves-rich-girl subplot don't mean a thing. But the stepping does got that swing.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
As the central character in this musical melodrama about step dancing in black fraternities, Short displays an uncanny dramatic sensibility...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
So, yes, the story is bland and predictable and disappointing. But here's the thing about dance movies (or cheerleading movies, or even...
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50

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
As DJ, Columbus Short eases his way through the movie without trying to impress us too much, which is welcome, but he's also a little bland...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Stomp the Yard, at nearly two hours, has a decent story, a good subject and a horrible plot.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Given its predictable story, the only reason to see Stomp is for the rhythmic step dancing.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Stepping is everything in Stomp the Yard, and, dare I say it, a stepping stone to DJ's redemption. The movie itself is redeemed -- slightly...
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Very Suprised! Loved it!

By pippibp01
I had low expectations. I covered my sons eyes for the little bit of violence in the beginning. But I loved the flick. It picked up quick and had my attention the whole time. The stomping was GREAT...

Five Word Review

By misscb
Sad And Inspirational Dance Film...

Reasons to See This Movie

By JoJo89635
I went to go see this movie and I had doubts in my head. Of course I wanted to see it because it had some fine looking men in it but for some reason, I thought the acting was going to be whack. But...

BETTER THAN YOU THINK

By GEEBEEL
MUCH BETTER THAN I EXPECTED. THE SUBJECT IS OLD BUT THE APPROACH TO THIS ONE WAS MUCH MUCH BETTER. MY KIDS LOVED IT AND I WAS IN MY SEAT...NOT IN THE LOBBY....LOL...

A Great Tribute to Our Talented Greek Letter Organizations!

By mdalco
I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and I loved the tribute this movie made, not only to our sororities and fraternities, but to HBCUs and our heritage as well! I was so proud to watch...

Drumline 2?

By Armychic
While the dancing was great, the message clear, and the movie relatively entertaining... this was Drumline 2, same story, with the addition of brother. It was good for what it was, but nothing more....

Better than Drumline

By Crankqueen101
Now you may be a fan of the movie Drumline with Nick Cannon But not after you see this . Stomp the yard is an amazing movie if u like dancin watch dis movie...

STUPID!!!

By adam213374u
Very VERY DUMB A bunch of monkeys monkeying around...One of the worst movies I have ever seen...VERY VERY CORNY...

Should have seen the back of my eyelids instead

By darthrater
Not only do I want to stomp the yard...I also want to stomp the **** out of the person who told me to see this!...

dejavu

By nikkideshay
The movie was okay, but it reminded me too much of You Got Served and Drumline. It was extremely predictable as well. It was okay, but I doubt that I would want to see it again......

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Rated PG-13 | For a scene of violence, some sexual material and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 12+ Well-intentioned film steps up the melodrama.
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