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Dance Flick Reviews

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Anna Smith
Time Out
August 21, 2009
The genre is ripe for mocking. But this steers clear of smart observational comedy and goes for gross-out every time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
May 27, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
May 27, 2009
Yes, it's rated PG-13, except it's also inappropriate for anyone over 13.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
May 26, 2009
If there exists anyone in the comedy business less funny than the Wayans clan, it's Amy Sedaris, so she's here, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Monica Hesse
Washington Post
May 22, 2009
The jokes here aren't just low-hanging fruit, they are fruit lazily taken out of the moldy pile.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
May 22, 2009
Dance Flick occasionally hits its mark with nimble execution. But too often it stumbles clumsily into bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
May 22, 2009
What it isn't is subtle, smart or particularly funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
May 22, 2009
In the grand tradition of spoof movies, most of the best stuff is in the trailer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Hartlaub
Houston Chronicle
May 22, 2009
Dance Flick is a movie that will make you yearn for the subtle humor and profound character exploration of White Chicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 22, 2009
All the Wayans in the world (Keenen Ivory Wayans and the least funny of the gang, Shawn Wayans, were lead Wayans' in the all-Wayans script) can't keep this from running out of mildly amusing ideas after 40 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Newark Star-Ledger
May 22, 2009
Don't say you haven't been warned.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
May 22, 2009
Only in the Wayans-brothers universe would "surprisingly not terrible" almost qualify as a ringing endorsement.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 22, 2009
Can the audience stick with this flick that showed most of its funny bits in the trailer? For the most part, yeah.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 22, 2009
Its belly laughs leave you feeling liberated and not guilty; I repeat, not guilty.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Drew Toal
Time Out
May 22, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
May 22, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Glenn Whipp
Chicago Tribune
May 21, 2009
This send-up, created in large part by new-generation family members Damon Jr., Craig and Damien Dante Wayans, possesses a more nimble comic footing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
May 21, 2009
There's an art to making a good spoof, but good luck finding it in Dance Flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
May 21, 2009
Not a perfect 10, but the Wayans crew hit their mark more than they miss.
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Peter Debruge
Variety
May 21, 2009
The clumsy result is what the teen target aud might call a "dance fail."
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Danny Deza
Boston Globe
May 21, 2009
If you thought the world couldn't get enough of bad spoof movies, you thought wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail
May 21, 2009
The storylines function as thin threads to hold together set pieces, which mainly work thanks to tight writing and fast pacing (dud scenes, and there are several, breeze past).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4