You Got Served Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Dubious plot and characters, good dancing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Nothing but an exploitative piece of garbage...
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 29, 2004
We actually begin to laugh at the inanity of it all, wanting to yell at the screen: 'Just shut up and dance!'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
February 24, 2004
Before shooting began, the dancers rehearsed for eight weeks to develop off-the-hook new dance moves, which begs the question: Who was working on the script during that time?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 17, 2004
You Got Served is, to quote Simon Cowell, absolutely dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 14, 2004
A spirited, guilty pleasure of a dance movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
February 13, 2004
You Got Served is about dancing. Street dancing. The sort of make-believe dancing that inner-city youths participate in instead of having sex or joining a gang.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
February 13, 2004
Just in time for their feature film debut, the enormously popular B2K has disbanded.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
February 12, 2004
...monotonous and predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
February 8, 2004
Lacks the old-school charm of films like Wild Style and Breakin'.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
February 7, 2004
The breathtaking choreography of Dave Scott and Shane Sparks employs every imaginable dance hook with jaw-dropping originality.
Ed Gonzalez
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
February 5, 2004
If you can drown out the reductive story and the Afterschool Special dialogue, you should have no problem enjoying the tight choreography.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
February 5, 2004
It's too bad [writer-director Christopher B.] Stokes didn't just make a non-narrative film about the street dancing culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
February 4, 2004
The latest in a long and not-so-respectable line of dance sequences -- adjusted for the era -- with a very bare-bones plot supposedly linking them together.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
February 4, 2004
Commits a variety of cinematic sins, none fatal individually but collectively enough to pull an audience under.
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
February 4, 2004
The movie dances when it should be developing, say, characters or story line.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
February 4, 2004
The story is so bored with itself, it collapses -- but the diverse troupe of dance talents at least makes it an eclectic slide.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 4, 2004
It's the Citizen Kane of break-dancing movies! And yet it still isn't any damned good.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Christian Toto
Washington Times
February 4, 2004
Served crackles with energy during its dance sequences. Eventually, the hoofing stops and so does the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 4, 2004
Sanitized to the point of disinterest... it's unwilling to penetrate the creativity and attitude behind kids' attraction to dance.
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