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How She Move Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 25, 2008
Even if the setting is novel and the leads seem authentic, How She Move is all too content to step down a well-worn path.
| Original Score: 2/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 4, 2008
The formula is so old that you can almost forgive it. What I couldn't forgive is the soap opera/O.C.-like subplots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen
February 29, 2008
How She Move is as lazy about its good intentions as most of the other recent dance dramas that may vaguely come to mind.
Tony Horkins
Empire Magazine
April 6, 2008
The dance scenes are fun to watch but the script's not too light on its feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matt Pais
January 24, 2008
If you're only seeing it because your Stomp the Yard DVD broke, you'll still be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Willie Waffle
January 24, 2008
Beating up on How She Move is like criticizing a 5-year old who just made a Mother's Day card for his mommy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
February 11, 2008
It's actually fairly impressive how many cliches the screenwriter can squeeze into the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 22, 2008
...has little new going for it beyond a boatload of energy and enthusiasm. And pure formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 25, 2008
Honestly, this is a carbon copy of every other 'gotta dance' flick ever made, down to the cheesy emcees who host the big dance-off (it's in Detroit!) and the wannabe heart-tugging conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Rafer Guzman
January 24, 2008
Somewhere between the acrobatic dance sequences and lead-footed script of How She Move there exist fleeting glimpses of a serious film that could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 25, 2008
...a run of the mill film for teens into the music and dancing.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Anna Smith
April 8, 2008
It's a familiar set-up, but while the story falls back on clichés and trite moral messages, a few dance scenes deliver in spectacular style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 24, 2008
This step-dancing drama is mired in cliche, but with its dingy ghetto settings and hardened, despondent young characters, it's marginally more interesting than Stomp the Yard.
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
January 24, 2008
How She Move, quite simply, doesn't move. Instead, the dreary, familiar tale unspools in painfully static fashion. If there's a glimmer of imagination here, it's not visible in the finished product.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 28, 2008
In its re-edit, Paramount tries to hide the cultural specificity that makes the movie interesting beneath generic 'urban' camouflage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
January 25, 2008
How She Move isn't a great film or even a terribly well-made film, but it has its moments and, of course, it has the ending it's promised all along.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Matthew Turner
April 3, 2008
Disappointing dance drama that suffers from a badly scripted plot, dull performances and poorly choreographed dance routines.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Melissa Anderson
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
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Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly
January 29, 2008
When they dance, the effect isn't exuberant release -- every cartilage-crushing stomp-clap gets more and more furious. This is cheerleading in hell.
| Original Score: C
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
January 24, 2008
Anyone who's seen any recent movie about troubled youngsters expressing themselves through dance-offs has essentially already seen this.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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