Battlefield America (2012)



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A steady look at the underbelly of the youth battle dance culture in Long Beach, California. Sean Lewis, a young, charismatic, successful businessman finds himself in the mix with a bunch of disheveled misfits Bad Boys, who have virtually no dance talent. Realizing his dilemma, Sean brings aboard a professional dance instructor to ease his responsibilities to these kids. Meanwhile, he finds himself falling for Sara, who runs the community center where the kids hangout and practice their moves. With Sean motivating them, The Bad Boys find the confidence to rise to the challenge and defeat their nemesis The Bang Squad, at the annual dance battle competition Battlefield America! -- (C) Cinedigm
PG-13 (for thematic elements involving some drug material, and for some language)
Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (7)

A pic so thoroughly generic as to suggest a contraption assembled from spare parts with the aid of a how-to manual.

Full Review… | June 7, 2012
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The teams seem to be competing for little more than bragging rights and one of those giant "Toddlers & Tiaras" trophies.

Full Review… | June 1, 2012
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Even the most forgiving viewers may feel like they've been underestimated - and underserved.

Full Review… | May 31, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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If you're looking for a tough, streetwise film about urban kids who get together to enter a national hip-hop dance competition, "Battlefield America" is not your movie.

Full Review… | May 31, 2012
Boston Globe
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Earnest emotions can't quite trump an awkward approach in Chris Stokes' followup to 2004's "You Got Served."

Full Review… | May 31, 2012
New York Daily News
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Although it's grotesque to see pre-teens stomping in underground warehouse-battle settings, at least Battlefield America's racial politics are interesting.

Full Review… | May 29, 2012
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Battlefield America

This was a great movie you are upset because black people look good in it and it is a dance movie it is all about dance not the plot that like saying all action movies suck they are all about the fights so shut the hell up

Gabby Thomas
Gabby Thomas

I question both the mind that conceived this was a good idea, and the person who funded that idea. Hopefully it was the same person. It's like the muppet babies went urban: Completely laughable and absolutely untenable. While I understand this is intended for kids...I would never subject them to such a thing. Sniffing glue would kill less brain cells.

K Money
K Money

What the hell is this, step up with kids, great even stupider, who thought this was a good idea, i mean really.

DeAndre West
DeAndre West

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