Planet B-Boy
Planet B-Boy (2007)

Director Benson Lee explores the global resurgence of breakdancing in a documentary that proves the so-called "B-boying" trend didn't die with the passing of the '80s. An urban dance style that started on the streets of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 28, 2008
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lee's dazzling documentary makes a compelling argument for breakdancing as an art form.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Benson Lee's crackling 2007 video documentary follows five teams as they compete for a world title, with one amazing number after another showcasing the dancers' chorus-line precision, gymnastic athleticism, and thematic novelty.

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle

If I could, I would spin on my head to express how much I enjoyed Planet B-Boy.

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Jennifer Merin
About.com

Great entertainment backed with profound social and cultural insight about the worldwide grass roots importance of breakdancing. After admiring the dancers' athleticism, you'll want to hit the gym.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

If Benson Lee's intention with Planet B-Boy was to set the record straight on the continuing story of break dancers, then his documentary has to be counted a success. With a few caveats.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

The seemingly endless performances can be a bit much, but Lee's sensitivity to the need of these dancers to say something about themselves through dazzling moves is memorable.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

What they all have in common, as Quik, a member of Japan's Ichigeki Crew, explains, is a passion for the border-busting power dance, movement as a movement, freedom of expression, wild-style.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

What's fun about Benson Lee's documentary Planet B-Boy isn't just the amazingly athletic displays of B-boys he puts on screen, but the film's sense of cultural discovery.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

An exuberant study of the ways competition and collaboration can team up when it comes to the creativity of these guys.

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Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

An exhilarating documentary about street dancers from around the globe.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Great documentary that introduces us into the world of break-dancing in various countries.
John Ballantine
Without an interest in break dancing either then or during it's comeback, I found this one difficult to sit through. Boring as hell.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Breakdancing has evolved"</i> Jumping continents and crossing cultures, "Planet B-Boy" looks at the history of breakdancing… More
Steven Vincent Gee
Those that don't enjoy the dancing might find this film more tedious, but the explanation of b-boying and the various stylistic differences between the… More
Nani Vang
Excellent documentary about different crews from all over the country. I loved all the personal stories shared by the different members. It was exciting and… More