How She Move Reviews

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Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald
October 18, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
April 19, 2008
Thumbing its nose at music video ho's as sex wallpaper, How She Move's got muscular gritty girl power, as females challenge the greater strength and energy of the male performers on their own turf.
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
April 11, 2008
The film does have great energy, and some fabulous dancing, but the script could have done with another draft.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
April 5, 2008
With its trite story the film is never going to impress the average critic, but there is energy and passion that make the film work for its target audience, and the choreography is inventive.
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
April 3, 2008
Seriously, it is nuts the way these kids dance.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 25, 2008
Newcomer Rutina Wesley brings dynamite physicality and haunted intellect to How She Move.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 24, 2008
Where, oh where, did this beautiful film come from?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 5, 2008
...any misgivings get swept aside whenever the dancing starts, and fortunately, it doesn't stop for long.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 30, 2008
The film does the right things well enough that it's a satisfying, if hardly earth-shattering experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
January 29, 2008
Urban dance drama is formulaic yet entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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David Denby
New Yorker
January 28, 2008
How She Move was shot on the cheap in 16-mm. film, and some of it is a little drab-looking, but it has energy and bravado.
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
January 27, 2008
The thin and predictable plot benefits from likable performances by Wesley, Armstrong, and the rest of the cast, from some distinctive detail about the Caribbean immigrant population and their community, and from some smokin' dance moves.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 25, 2008
As formula films go, How She Move achieves exactly what it sets out to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
January 25, 2008
A dance movie that tries to push beyond the formula. In that sense, it's certainly a step up.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Adam Fendelman
HollywoodChicago.com
January 25, 2008
Carefully mastered steps are combined with an outrageous physicality to create movement that is part tap, rhythmic gymnastics, military precision and even pratfall comedy. The short film, though, detrimentally shoehorns the plot cliche between the dance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
January 25, 2008
As we replay last year's step-dance hit Stomp the Yard, the ostensible message about working hard in school gets stomped out of the yard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 25, 2008
The dancing is worth sitting through the talking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
January 25, 2008
There's not much that's surprising in How She Move, but watching how she moves is a pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
January 25, 2008
The dance scenes in How She Move are so vibrant and infectious that they glide the movie past its script problems.
| Original Score: 3/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
January 25, 2008
Most of the energy lost through a leaky narrative pours back in the dance sequences, choreographed by Hi Hat, presented competently by director Ian Iqbal Rashid, working with what is obviously a restricted budget.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
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