Commits a variety of cinematic sins, none fatal individually but collectively enough to pull an audience under.
The movie dances when it should be developing, say, characters or story line.
| Original Score: C
The story is so bored with itself, it collapses -- but the diverse troupe of dance talents at least makes it an eclectic slide.
| Original Score: C+
A thinly written, hoarily cliched story that serves mostly as connective tissue between the movie's chief draw, its dazzling dance sequences.
Choreographers Dave Scott and Shane Sparks deserve all the credit they can get.
| Original Score: 3/5
As far as plot, drama and performances go ... well, did I mention that the dancing is good?
| Original Score: 1/4
A street-dance film that's lively and silly and about as 'street' as a Britney Spears video.
| Original Score: 2/4
A textbook case of how not to make a film about dancing.
| Original Score: 2/5
On the checklist of things a movie should offer, like character development, dialogue with subtext and plausibility, You Got Served is more like You Got Screwed.
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.
A somewhat incongruous mix of high drama and street dancing in which the street dancing is fabulous, and the high drama is low grade at best.
| Original Score: D
A mess of musical cliches, populated by an attractive, acrobatic cast.
Shoddily written and directed.
Between the opening salvo and the equally staggering finale is a dull, dour drama that drains the movie of nearly all its exuberance.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Every bit as cliched, amateurish and feeble as its predecessors.
| Original Score: 1/4
Christopher B. Stokes's film showcases the latest developments in hip-hop street dance, which, much like hip-hop music, appears to be a largely masculine domain.
Stokes has attached an anemic plot to a series of dynamic hip-hop dance sequences.
It's too bad more energy wasn't devoted to fleshing out the one-dimensional characters and crafting a decent script.
Rarely do you encounter a movie without a shred of originality. You Got Served is such a cinematic vacuum.
The performers are elegant, expressive and viscerally exciting when they move.
Seems stuck in fad mode, a showcase in search of a movie.