Stomp the Yard (2007)



Critic Consensus: While Stomp the Yard contains impressive musical and dance numbers, it loses its momentum during the intervening soap opera-style subplots.

Movie Info

DJ is a troubled youth from Los Angeles attending the historically black Truth University in Atlanta, Ga. When adapting to his new environment proves difficult, DJ finds solace in joining a struggling fraternity where he begins implementing his street-style dance moves in an attempt to help the step team win the coveted National Step Show Championship. Before long DJ becomes the competing fraternity's main rival, while trying to pursue his new love interest, deal with his own troubled past and … More

Rating: PG-13 (for a scene of violence, some sexual material and language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Adetuyi, Gregory Anderson
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 18, 2007
Box Office: $61.4M
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Critic Reviews for Stomp the Yard

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (35)

There's little here for British eyes.

Full Review… | March 14, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Benign nonsense.

Full Review… | February 3, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

It's a little bit of a musical, a little bit of a sports film, a little bit coming-of-age story. And none of it, beyond the dancing, any good.

Full Review… | March 30, 2011

... the film as a whole lacks the energy of its dance numbers.

Full Review… | July 11, 2007
DVD Review

At a time of year when theaters are filled with flashy, fun, but empty offerings, Stomp The Yard is a surprisingly satisfying alternative.

Full Review… | June 25, 2007
IGN Movies

It's not a great movie, no, and maybe not even a particularly good one. But it's likable and unassuming, and the dancing is off the hook, or whatever the kids are saying these days.

Full Review… | May 14, 2007

Audience Reviews for Stomp the Yard

Sucks critically, poor acting and script but still bearable to watch.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

Always been a sucker for dance films and this didn't fail to impress. It was a breath of fresh air to find a dancing film that had a different sort of dance. I'd never heard of stomping before I watched this film so it really made it different from the other dance films I'd seen. Good film!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

It's better than I thought it would be. It's good. You don't have to be a victim of your circumstances, you just have to find your drive and go for it.

Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

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