• 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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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Even if the setting is novel and the leads seem authentic, How She Move is all too content to step down a well-worn path.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

January 25, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

The formula is so old that you can almost forgive it. What I couldn't forgive is the soap opera/O.C.-like subplots.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

June 4, 2008
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen

How She Move is as lazy about its good intentions as most of the other recent dance dramas that may vaguely come to mind.

Full Review Source: Let's Not Listen

February 29, 2008
Tony Horkins
Empire Magazine

The dance scenes are fun to watch but the script's not too light on its feet.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

April 6, 2008
Matt Pais
Metromix.com

If you're only seeing it because your Stomp the Yard DVD broke, you'll still be disappointed.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 1.5/5

January 24, 2008
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com

Beating up on How She Move is like criticizing a 5-year old who just made a Mother's Day card for his mommy.

Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 24, 2008
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

It's actually fairly impressive how many cliches the screenwriter can squeeze into the script.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 1.5/5

February 11, 2008
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...has little new going for it beyond a boatload of energy and enthusiasm. And pure formula.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

April 22, 2008
Tom Long
Detroit News
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Honestly, this is a carbon copy of every other 'gotta dance' flick ever made, down to the cheesy emcees who host the big dance-off (it's in Detroit!) and the wannabe heart-tugging conclusion.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: D+

January 25, 2008
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Somewhere between the acrobatic dance sequences and lead-footed script of How She Move there exist fleeting glimpses of a serious film that could have been.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1/4

January 24, 2008
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

...a run of the mill film for teens into the music and dancing.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

January 25, 2008
Anna Smith
BBC.com

It's a familiar set-up, but while the story falls back on clichés and trite moral messages, a few dance scenes deliver in spectacular style.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 8, 2008
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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This step-dancing drama is mired in cliche, but with its dingy ghetto settings and hardened, despondent young characters, it's marginally more interesting than Stomp the Yard.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 24, 2008
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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How She Move, quite simply, doesn't move. Instead, the dreary, familiar tale unspools in painfully static fashion. If there's a glimmer of imagination here, it's not visible in the finished product.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2/5

January 24, 2008
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

In its re-edit, Paramount tries to hide the cultural specificity that makes the movie interesting beneath generic 'urban' camouflage.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2/4

January 28, 2008
David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
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How She Move isn't a great film or even a terribly well-made film, but it has its moments and, of course, it has the ending it's promised all along.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

January 25, 2008
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Disappointing dance drama that suffers from a badly scripted plot, dull performances and poorly choreographed dance routines.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 1/5

April 3, 2008
Melissa Anderson
Time Out New York
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No one gets served as much as waited on.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/6

January 24, 2008
Melissa Anderson
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

November 17, 2011
Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly
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When they dance, the effect isn't exuberant release -- every cartilage-crushing stomp-clap gets more and more furious. This is cheerleading in hell.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly | Original Score: C

January 29, 2008

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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October 18, 2008
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