• PG-13, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Ian Iqbal Rashid
    In Theaters:
    Jan 25, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Apr 29, 2008
  • Paramount Vantage


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How She Move Reviews

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Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: B-

October 18, 2008
Prairie Miller

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.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

April 19, 2008
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald

The film does have great energy, and some fabulous dancing, but the script could have done with another draft.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 11, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

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.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

April 5, 2008
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine

Seriously, it is nuts the way these kids dance.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

April 3, 2008
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Newcomer Rutina Wesley brings dynamite physicality and haunted intellect to How She Move.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

February 25, 2008
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Where, oh where, did this beautiful film come from?

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 24, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...any misgivings get swept aside whenever the dancing starts, and fortunately, it doesn't stop for long.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

February 5, 2008
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The film does the right things well enough that it's a satisfying, if hardly earth-shattering experience.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

January 30, 2008
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Urban dance drama is formulaic yet entertaining.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

January 29, 2008
David Denby
New Yorker
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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.

Full Review Source: New Yorker

January 28, 2008
Nell Minow

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 Source: Beliefnet | Original Score: B-

January 27, 2008
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

As formula films go, How She Move achieves exactly what it sets out to do.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 25, 2008
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee

A dance movie that tries to push beyond the formula. In that sense, it's certainly a step up.

Full Review Source: Fresno Bee | Original Score: B

January 25, 2008
Adam Fendelman

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 Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 3/5

January 25, 2008
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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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 Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 25, 2008
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The dancing is worth sitting through the talking.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 25, 2008
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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There's not much that's surprising in How She Move, but watching how she moves is a pleasure.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 25, 2008
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee

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

January 25, 2008
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

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 Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: B-

January 25, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 18, 2008
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