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Dark Angel-lead Jessica Alba stars in the title role of this film, the feature debut from music-video director Bille Woodruff. Honey is a girl from the streets who works in a record store, teaches the occasional dance class at a community center, and treks downtown every weekend to hit the clubs and try out some new moves. There, she meets a music video producer (David Moscow) who offers her a chance to be a choreographer -- but at a price she eventually learns she's unwilling to pay. Determined to pick herself back up, Honey goes back to the inner-city of her youth with plans of starting… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is fairy tale stuff, its saintly hip-hop heroine far too worthy for comfort and its dialogue hilariously banal."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"The star-is-born trajectory nourishes some howlers ... as well as a thumpingly unsubtle portrayal of the creative process."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"There is body horror here too, and a recognisable seam of 1950s paranoid SF, but at heart this is a slow-burning allegory of the radical change that comes with marital commitment"
‑ Anton Bitel, Grolsch Film Works
"Alba's quite easy on the eye, and admittedly, a bit of a star in the making."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"A preposterously transparent attempt to market hip-hop in as anodyne a way as possible, but -- for its target audience of pre-teenage girls -- it works."
‑ Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK]
"So riddled with limp clichés that it doesn't even qualify as a guilty pleasure."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"It's so predictable."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Honey is just dumb but teens love it."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"What does Honey do in the face of dilemma? Come see this touching film to find out."
‑ Vince Koehler, Entertainment Spectrum
"No work of genius, but unexpectedly endearing."
‑ Anton Bitel, Movie Gazette
"The girl's gotta dance -- and meets little resistance -- in this hip-hop take on an age-old theme."
‑ Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
"There's an entertainingly ludicrous movie lurking somewhere inside of the ludicrous, mediocre one this actually is."
‑ Charles Taylor, Salon.com
"Oooh boy, whoever greenlit this baby is going to have some explaining to do."
‑ Garth Franklin, Dark Horizons
"Some dazzling acrobatic dance moves, but the story is pretty lame. The DVD, however, with quality extras, rates a B."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Not nearly as good as Britney Spears' cheese-fest Crossroads..."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
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