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"Gotta Dance" is "Bad New Bears: morphed into the flip side of "Mad Hot Ballroom.". "Gotta Dance," the movie, chronicles the debut of the New Jersey Nets' first-ever senior hip-hop dance team, 12 women and one man -- all dance team newbies, from auditions through to center court stardom. As smooth dance moves are perfected and performed in front of thousands, aging myths and misperceptions are pulverized. Despite swollen ankles, exhausting rehearsals, fashion clashes and seemingly impossible dance steps, the NETSational Seniors go for it, spreading joy,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92%

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"Heartwarming and full of self-deprecating humor, albeit somewhat over-long and repetitive."
‑ Alissa Simon, Variety
"Dori Berinstein's enjoyable documentary is about a 60-and-older hip-hop dance team."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"I couldn't believe I found myself thinking, "Gosh, I can't wait to get old.""
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"This documentary will get couch potatoes of all ages up and shaking their booties. And, that's a job well done!"
‑ Jennifer Merin,
"It's a charmer in its own right."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"Although the movie's editing and photography are lively, and its subjects are interesting, life didn't cooperate by offering up much drama."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Engaging look at a troupe of senior-citizen hip-hop dancers."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Dori Berinstein's charming film goes beyond the "cute old people" pigeonhole...becomes an underdog tale of unlikely heroes fighting the odds and overcoming expectations."
‑ Marshall Fine, Hollywood & Fine
"Despite its engaging message and lovable stars, Gotta Dance is more a TV newsmagazine segment than a full-length feature."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"The 12 members of the NETSational Seniors -- all women but one and all over 60 -- aren't boring, yet this dull, repetitive documentary is content to recycle clichés about aging and dancing in lieu of saying anything specific."
‑ Gia Kourlas, Time Out New York
"A stehigh-energy, fun-loving audience pleaser."
‑ Steve Ramos, Boxoffice Magazine
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