You Got Served Reviews

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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 14, 2004
A spirited, guilty pleasure of a dance movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Guylaine Cadorette
Hollywood.com
February 2, 2004
You Got Served may be a crudely acted, elementary story, but it's almost impossible not to be impressed by the film's dance numbers...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 2, 2004
'You know how I like it, baby -- straight 'hood,' says Lil' Kim (make that Not So Lil' Kim), in the film's most quotable line. 'May the dopest crew win.'
| Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 30, 2004
the moves... are far slicker and more athletic than anything the legendary Shabba-Doo and Boogaloo Shrimp ever attempted in 'Breakin'' or 'Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
January 30, 2004
A thinly written, hoarily cliched story that serves mostly as connective tissue between the movie's chief draw, its dazzling dance sequences.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
January 30, 2004
Choreographers Dave Scott and Shane Sparks deserve all the credit they can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2004
Choreographers Dave Scott and Shane Sparks have deftly given the dancing sequences flow and form while preserving the all-important street spirit of the moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 29, 2004
Unleashes one dazzling routine after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 29, 2004
The performers are elegant, expressive and viscerally exciting when they move.
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
January 28, 2004
Grandberry and Houston are two of the most enjoyable musicians to appear onscreen since Sting played a bellboy.
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...
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

Empire Magazine
July 3, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jamie Russell
BBC.com
May 25, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
March 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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Variety
August 22, 2008
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June 24, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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February 21, 2004
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February 15, 2004
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February 7, 2004

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February 7, 2004

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February 5, 2004
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January 31, 2004
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