Battle of the Year

Battle of the Year

Battle of the Year

Breakdance drama, starring Lost's Josh Holloway and singer Chris Brown, following an American crew of B-boys looking to overcome their egos and reclaim the Battle of the Year International Championship title.

Battle of the Year is the Olympics of break dancing, an international tournament held every year in France. The Americans haven't won in 15 years, but LA Hip Hop mogul and former B-Boy Dante (Laz Alonso) wants to put the country that started the sport back on top. He enlists Blake (Holloway), a reluctant basketball coach, to guide his team. Armed with the theory that the right coach can make any team champions, they assemble a dream team of all the best B-boys across the country.

From the makers of Planet B-Boy, a documentary on the annual championship.

2013Rating: PG, Mild coarse language and violence110 minsUSA
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

So fatally frontloaded with endless training montages, awfully written, indifferently acted drama, sports-film platitudes and jaw-dropping product placements that only the hardiest of viewers will make it through to the payoff.

Total Film

Total Film

press

What could've been a fun '80s throwback ends up more frustrating that it's worth.

2.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Bastardizing his own 2007 doc, "Planet B-Boy," Benson Lee throws street cred to the breeze with this unspeakably rote Hollywood mockery of its deft nonfiction predecessor, with clueless bigotry as shrill as the squeak of new kicks on a stage floor.

1.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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 on screen.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It isn’t good by any stretch of the imagination, but B-movie lovers who like their dance movies flashy, fun, and spectacularly dumb shouldn’t mind.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The young dancers' undeniable skill and athleticism is squandered in this formulaic, overly familiar dance movie.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Dismal, cliché-ridden stuff.

1.0
Variety

Variety

press

So fatally frontloaded with endless training montages, awfully written, indifferently acted drama, sports-film platitudes and jaw-dropping product placements that only the hardiest of viewers will make it through to the payoff.

Total Film

Total Film

press

What could've been a fun '80s throwback ends up more frustrating that it's worth.

2.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Bastardizing his own 2007 doc, "Planet B-Boy," Benson Lee throws street cred to the breeze with this unspeakably rote Hollywood mockery of its deft nonfiction predecessor, with clueless bigotry as shrill as the squeak of new kicks on a stage floor.

1.0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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 on screen.

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It isn’t good by any stretch of the imagination, but B-movie lovers who like their dance movies flashy, fun, and spectacularly dumb shouldn’t mind.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The young dancers' undeniable skill and athleticism is squandered in this formulaic, overly familiar dance movie.

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Dismal, cliché-ridden stuff.

1.0

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