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Rize Reviews

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July 11, 2016
The doc doesn't go as deep as it could, but as a snapshot of a facet of hip-hop and pop culture, it's perfect, and devoid of the garish style of LaChapelle's photographs.
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 14, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 20, 2005
[F]or all its mis-steps, Rize gets by on enough jumping, pumping energy to fuel the national grid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Dealing with life's darkness is what this type of dancing is all about.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 11, 2005
An unusual movie whose energy lingers.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 3, 2005
Recommended to fans, potential fans, and the curious; the main thing you can ask from a documentary is that it show you something new, and for me this one certainly did.
September 23, 2005
A triumph from every angle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
August 9, 2005
Explosive Rize. Dance documentary exhilarating.
August 5, 2005
A vivid portrait of art rising from deprivation and social hopelessness.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 5, 2005
Part historical document, part social commentary, part guided tour through a tough neighbourhood. It's also a super-adrenalized tribute to the transformative power of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 4, 2005
LaChapelle does an admirable job avoiding a pitfall by staving off pretense. He frames an unobtrusive canvas for the performers to stroke with flailing arms and jiggling hips
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 16, 2005
Rize is full of sugar-rush adrenaline, but it also has the presence of mind to cool our enthusiasm enough to pierce through to its issues' core.
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
July 16, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 15, 2005
...succeeds as joyous entertainment so long as the bodies are flying, but dancers only seem to fly. What goes up usually comes down.
Read More | Original Score: A-
July 11, 2005
There is a sense of pride in these dancers. They are showing what they can do, not simply mimicking someone else.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 9, 2005
Visually stimulating and busting with jubilance...Rize is an irresistibly endearing showcase that brims with confidence and exhilaration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 8, 2005
LaChapelle's powerful street-dance documentary Rize never lets us forget that its subjects are dancing in a war zone. But dance they do, in a kind of controlled frenzy, with music throbbing and limbs whirling and swaying and pulsing to the beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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