Stomp the Yard

2007

Stomp the Yard (2007)

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Critic Consensus: While Stomp the Yard contains impressive musical and dance numbers, it loses its momentum during the intervening soap opera-style subplots.

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DJ is a troubled youth from Los Angeles attending the historically black Truth University in Atlanta, Ga. When adapting to his new environment proves difficult, DJ finds solace in joining a struggling fraternity where he begins implementing his street-style dance moves in an attempt to help the step team win the coveted National Step Show Championship. Before long DJ becomes the competing fraternity's main rival, while trying to pursue his new love interest, deal with his own troubled past and learn the true meanings of brotherhood and fraternity along the way.

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All Critics (90) | Top Critics (33)

There's little here for British eyes.

Mar 14, 2007 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Benign nonsense.

Feb 3, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

The moves can be remarkable, though ritually repetitive -- male chorus lines of adrenalized automata acting out anger, menace, pride, audacity or joy.

Jan 12, 2007 | Full Review…

Hollywood has a few well-rutted stories it likes to tell over and over, and Stomp The Yard includes at least five of them.

Jan 12, 2007 | Rating: C-
AV Club
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Stomp the Yard is a strange and at times strangely compelling mix of black fraternity recruitment video and inspirational tale about a hip-hop boy in a stepping world.

Jan 12, 2007 | Rating: 3/5

Perhaps director Sylvain White hoped that this laughably melodramatic film might find its way into the pantheon of urban dance films. But seen against such films as Rize and You Got Served, it's a step in the wrong direction.

Jan 12, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stomp the Yard

Sucks critically, poor acting and script but still bearable to watch.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

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Always been a sucker for dance films and this didn't fail to impress. It was a breath of fresh air to find a dancing film that had a different sort of dance. I'd never heard of stomping before I watched this film so it really made it different from the other dance films I'd seen. Good film!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

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It's better than I thought it would be. It's good. You don't have to be a victim of your circumstances, you just have to find your drive and go for it.

Alexis Nomm
Alexis Nomm

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I thought it was okay but not good. Grade: C

Richard C
Richard C

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