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You Got Served Reviews

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Dennis Harvey
Variety
August 22, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 21, 2004
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Denver Post
February 7, 2004
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
February 4, 2004
Commits a variety of cinematic sins, none fatal individually but collectively enough to pull an audience under.
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Matt Weitz
Dallas Morning News
February 4, 2004
The movie dances when it should be developing, say, characters or story line.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
February 4, 2004
The story is so bored with itself, it collapses -- but the diverse troupe of dance talents at least makes it an eclectic slide.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Arizona Republic
January 31, 2004
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
January 30, 2004
A thinly written, hoarily cliched story that serves mostly as connective tissue between the movie's chief draw, its dazzling dance sequences.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
January 30, 2004
Choreographers Dave Scott and Shane Sparks deserve all the credit they can get.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
January 30, 2004
As far as plot, drama and performances go ... well, did I mention that the dancing is good?
| Original Score: 1/4
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
January 30, 2004
A street-dance film that's lively and silly and about as 'street' as a Britney Spears video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
January 30, 2004
A textbook case of how not to make a film about dancing.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
January 30, 2004
On the checklist of things a movie should offer, like character development, dialogue with subtext and plausibility, You Got Served is more like You Got Screwed.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2004
Choreographers Dave Scott and Shane Sparks have deftly given the dancing sequences flow and form while preserving the all-important street spirit of the moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 30, 2004
A somewhat incongruous mix of high drama and street dancing in which the street dancing is fabulous, and the high drama is low grade at best.
| Original Score: D
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
January 30, 2004
A mess of musical cliches, populated by an attractive, acrobatic cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 30, 2004
Shoddily written and directed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
January 30, 2004
Between the opening salvo and the equally staggering finale is a dull, dour drama that drains the movie of nearly all its exuberance.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 29, 2004
Every bit as cliched, amateurish and feeble as its predecessors.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
January 29, 2004
Christopher B. Stokes's film showcases the latest developments in hip-hop street dance, which, much like hip-hop music, appears to be a largely masculine domain.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
January 29, 2004
Stokes has attached an anemic plot to a series of dynamic hip-hop dance sequences.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
January 29, 2004
It's too bad more energy wasn't devoted to fleshing out the one-dimensional characters and crafting a decent script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
January 29, 2004
Rarely do you encounter a movie without a shred of originality. You Got Served is such a cinematic vacuum.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 29, 2004
The performers are elegant, expressive and viscerally exciting when they move.
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Robert Abele
L.A. Weekly
January 28, 2004
Seems stuck in fad mode, a showcase in search of a movie.