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      Battle of the Year

      PG-13 Released Sep 20, 2013 1 hr. 49 min. Drama List
      6% 53 Reviews Tomatometer 49% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score Dante Graham (Laz Alonso) is a hip-hop mogul, but he was a breaker; now he wants nothing more than to see an American team win the Battle of the Year, an international b-boy tournament. Dante picks former dancer Jason Blake (Josh Holloway), a boozy, widowed basketball coach, to select, then train a worthy team. With just three months to whip a crew of 13 headstrong guys into a cohesive unit, Blake, his assistant (Josh Peck) and a choreographer (Caity Lotz) have a daunting job ahead of them. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 09 Buy Now

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      With a hopelessly hokey plot and unintentionally hilarious dialogue, Battle of the Year is flimsy even by the standards of the dance movie genre.

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      Audience Member I really enjoyed the movie although it does get a lot better as the movie progresses Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Josh Holloway is coaching a put together break crew as USA must step up on the international scene. Loads of b-boys practice in a military / American Idol like setting, as they fall out one by one untill the team is ready. They show muscles in paris where the annual Battle of the Year event take place, but there are not many surprizes here. A sloppy film in most ways, and so very typical. I dig breakdance but I am no expert on the matter. It seem to get some things right, other things are way off the real thing. Not a god film, but I never expected it to be and I'm glad I just saw it after some channel surfing for some backround entertainment while kicking back some beers. 3 out of 10 moves. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Bland and kind of pointless for it to be in 3D....But some of the dance moves were pretty impressive. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member The dancers have solid skills but........ How has no one noticed the obvious carbon copy of the movie "Best of the Best"??? Even down to the bar fight people. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member This was such a good movie I loved it Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Where the hell they found people willing to spent their money to make such a unbelievably rubbish movie??? Credit goes to all the dancers (who can really dance), are all amazing B boy. What the hell is Chris Brown doing in this movie? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/14/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Frank Scheck Hollywood Reporter The young dancers' undeniable skill and athleticism is squandered in this formulaic, overly familiar dance movie. Jan 27, 2019 Full Review Simon Braund Empire Magazine Dismal, clich-ridden stuff. Rated: 1/5 Nov 11, 2013 Full Review Louis Black Austin Chronicle In particular, as mentioned, the dance sequences are a mess, which is the kiss of death for a film in this genre. Rated: 1/5 Sep 27, 2013 Full Review Allen Almachar The MacGuffin Instead of allowing his film to be uplifted by dance, Lee burdens it with a cringe-worthy dramatic narrative. Rated: D+ Jul 23, 2020 Full Review Tara Thorne The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia) Proof that any movie can get made somehow. Apr 11, 2018 Full Review Renuka Vyavahare The Times of India Characters are not developed enough. You don't feel for them. Result being, you end up as mere spectators instead of well-wishers. While the film preaches 'passion' for whatever you do, it is exactly what seems to be missing from it. Rated: 2/5 Nov 18, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Dante Graham (Laz Alonso) is a hip-hop mogul, but he was a breaker; now he wants nothing more than to see an American team win the Battle of the Year, an international b-boy tournament. Dante picks former dancer Jason Blake (Josh Holloway), a boozy, widowed basketball coach, to select, then train a worthy team. With just three months to whip a crew of 13 headstrong guys into a cohesive unit, Blake, his assistant (Josh Peck) and a choreographer (Caity Lotz) have a daunting job ahead of them.
      Director
      Benson Lee
      Executive Producer
      Will Packer, Glenn S. Gainor, Rich Talauega, Tone Talauega
      Screenwriter
      Brin Hill, Chris Parker
      Distributor
      Sony Pictures Entertainment
      Production Co
      Contrafilm
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Rude Behavior|Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 20, 2013, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 10, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $8.8M
      Sound Mix
      Datasat, SDDS, Dolby Digital
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