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Dance Flick (2009)



Average Rating: 3.5/10
Reviews Counted: 93
Fresh: 17 | Rotten: 76

Dance Flick scores a few laughs thanks to the Wayans brothers' exuberance, but it's ultimately a scattershot collection of gags without much direction.


Average Rating: 4.1/10
Critic Reviews: 21
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 15

Dance Flick scores a few laughs thanks to the Wayans brothers' exuberance, but it's ultimately a scattershot collection of gags without much direction.



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A privileged white girl from the suburbs moves to the inner city and attempts to perfect her notoriously clumsy dance moves in this parody of popular dance movies. Damon Wayans Jr. and Craig Wayans star in a comedy co-written by Shawn, Keenen Ivory, Marlon, Craig, and Damien Wayans, who also directs. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Sep 8, 2009


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All Critics (94) | Top Critics (21) | Fresh (17) | Rotten (76) | DVD (3)

The genre is ripe for mocking. But this steers clear of smart observational comedy and goes for gross-out every time.

August 21, 2009 Full Review Source: Time Out
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In this enjoyably dirty-minded sendup of when-ballet-met-hip-hop youth musicals, the Wayans brothers hand the directorial reigns over to their nephew, Damien Dante Wayans, who piles on the stupid/smart gags with just the right what-the-hell abandon.

May 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comment (1)
Entertainment Weekly
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Yes, it's rated PG-13, except it's also inappropriate for anyone over 13.

May 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comment (1)
Village Voice
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If there exists anyone in the comedy business less funny than the Wayans clan, it's Amy Sedaris, so she's here, too.

May 26, 2009 Full Review Source: New York Post
New York Post
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The jokes here aren't just low-hanging fruit, they are fruit lazily taken out of the moldy pile.

May 22, 2009 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Dance Flick occasionally hits its mark with nimble execution. But too often it stumbles clumsily into bad taste.

May 22, 2009 Full Review Source: USA Today
USA Today
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I may like this genre of comedy, but a film like this makes me hope it's going to fade soon.

August 15, 2011 Full Review Source: Cinema Sight
Cinema Sight

The material is weak, the focus is too narrow, the pacing is laboured, as if the editors were cutting in anticipation of the laugh track.

August 9, 2010 Full Review Source:

I'm trying to think of something nice to say about this movie but I'm drawing a blank.

July 22, 2010 Full Review Source:

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a genre that has met with some success must be in want of parody.

July 4, 2010 Full Review Source: Screenwize

This intermittently funny spoof on dance movies has more Wayans in it than actual laughs.

September 8, 2009 Full Review Source:

The main problem is its sheer laziness. Where the likes of Airplane! ...had a soft spot for the genre they were satirising and used that to cleverly subvert expectations and provide surprises, everything about Dance Flick is tame.

August 27, 2009 Full Review Source: Eye for Film
Eye for Film

As indignity and amateurishness battle for depressing precedence, Dance Flick becomes the comedy equivalent of torture porn, albeit with worse SFX and notably fewer laughs.

August 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Film4

To say they fail is to insult the word fail. Scene for scene, there were probably more chuckles in The Reader.

August 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph
Daily Telegraph

This comedy is so bad it will make you want to tear out your eyeballs and use them as ear plugs.

August 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Times [UK]
Times [UK]

Aims at the lowest common denominator of taste and falls well below its target.

August 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Observer [UK]
Observer [UK]

Cheap, dire, tedious, unfunny, offensive and desperate attempt to induce laughter. Those are just a small selection of the disparaging adjectives that can be applied to this putrid tripe.

August 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Digital Spy
Digital Spy

A musical spoof with two left feet and no rhythm.

August 24, 2009
Heat Magazine

I's even more depressing that the laughs are tumbleweed-thin on the ground and so unfathomably groan-worthy.

August 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Sky Movies
Sky Movies

Fart jokes and fat gags are top of the agenda in this flat-footed parody.

August 24, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Express
Daily Express

Toothless and obvious, even its 'best' gag - a farting-ballerina set piece - was done more effectively, for free, on YouTube a year ago.

August 21, 2009 Full Review Source: Total Film
Total Film

The simple strategy behind the film? Step one: take an iconic scene from a popular film. Step two: add either a) a black stereotype, b) a fart, a burp or some other bodily function, or c) a gay joke. Step three: double-check it's offensive.

August 21, 2009 Full Review Source: Filmstar Magazine

A depressingly stupid parody of movies such as Save The Last Dance and Step Up, this relies even more than their previous films on toilet humour.

August 21, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK]
Daily Mail [UK]

Less a movie and more a series of sorry sketches, Dance Flick is about as bad as it gets.

August 21, 2009 Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK]
Daily Mirror [UK]

Most of the humour is obvious and the rest of it is adolescent at best. There are only so many jokes about bodily functions or homosexuality one person can stand.

August 21, 2009 Full Review Source: Sun Online
Sun Online

Audience Reviews for Dance Flick

Dumb and unfunny. A waste of time, Dance Flick doesn't bring the laughs of Scary Movie first movies.
August 14, 2012
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Funny at times, there was a few laughs here and there. Not one of the best films that take the piss out of other films but wasn't all that bad. I would still reccommend it.
June 23, 2011
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

I think I liked this more than most just because I like the spoof comedies. Worth watching if you enjoy the satire of spoofs.
January 5, 2011

Super Reviewer

Yeah, it sucks. No surprises there. Just a warning for anyone considering watching this to see Amy Sedaris, don't bother - she is in it for like a minute. The rest of it is exactly what you would expect for this type of movie. A few laughs, though I hate to admit it, but yeah, lame.
September 1, 2010

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