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Planet B-Boy Reviews

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March 24, 2008
Still, from moment to moment, Planet B-Boy is fun, sometimes thrilling and packed with illuminating details and striking personalities
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2008
Though he doesn't break any new documentary ground, Lee knows how to shoot his subjects. Their stories are moving, and their moves are thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2008
Utilitarian documentary about international breakdancing championship in Germany proves lackluster in its depiction of inventive choreography and culture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 21, 2008
Benson Lee's feel-good documentary profiles five break-dancing crews as they prepare to compete at German promoter Thomas Hergenrother's international 'Battle of the Year' in 2005.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2008
The break-dancing documentary Planet B-Boy proves that what might be (but probably isn't) worth five minutes of your time while you're passing through the Times Square subway station really isn't worth a 11/2-hour movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 21, 2008
An independent generation's struggle to be understood by parents, the ravenous hunger to be affirmed as a champion, and the phenomenal creativity, skill, and athleticism of breaking.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 20, 2008
Lee does a decent job making us care for the squads, but he does his film a better service just by pointing his camera at the breath-taking contortions of the human body.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 20, 2008
Will have you bobbing your head and tapping your feet, wishing you could contort yourself like that but knowing you'd probably displace a hip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
March 19, 2008
To think that this internationally-embraced dance form was started somewhere in the ghetto by a poor kid with nothing more than a radio and an unbridled passion for self-expression.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 19, 2008
Often exhilarating docu charts several breakdancing crews' path to the Battle of the Year, which hosts national winners from 18 countries -- not excluding Israel, Belgium or Latvia -- in dazzling competitive displays.
March 18, 2008
Notoriety and financial reward are hard to come by in the world of b-boying, a reality illuminated by Benson Lee's documentary.
March 17, 2008
"Planet B-Boy" takes a step toward bringing together foreign communities by sharing a communal model of freedom of expression--the freedom of movement.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 17, 2008
Director Benson Lee makes sure to serve up his topic's key points, but only in easy-to-digest bites that eschew any real investigation into the movement's history, pioneers, influences, and multicultural variations.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 2, 2007
Director Lee uses some very whizzy editing, maintaining our interest over the long running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 30, 2007
As any good film that culminates in a dance competition must, it hypes the pounding music, cheering crowds, and mawkish family backstories to the extreme.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
June 27, 2007
The energy that flows out of the screen is not only uncontrollable, it is contagious. Miss this flick at your own risk.
| Original Score: 7/10
November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 26, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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