Stomp the Yard (2007)



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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Meagan Good
as April
as Rich Brown
Brian J. White
as Sylvester
Laz Alonso
as Zeke
Allan Louis
as Dr. Palmer
Debra Nelson
as Assistant
Tony Vaughn
as Dr. Wilson
DJ Drama
as Himself
as Himself
Roxanne Mims
as Secretary
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Critic Reviews for Stomp the Yard

All Critics (89) | Top Critics (33)

There's little here for British eyes.

Full Review… | March 13, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

Benign nonsense.

Full Review… | February 2, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 12, 2007
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

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

January 12, 2007
AV Club
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 12, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 12, 2007
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Stomp the Yard

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

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

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