Battlefield America
Battlefield America (2012)

A steady look at the underbelly of the youth battle dance culture in Long Beach, California. Sean Lewis, a young, charismatic, successful businessman finds himself in the mix with a bunch of disheveled misfits Bad Boys, who have virtually… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 1, 2012
DVD Release Date: September 18, 2012
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Joe Leydon

A pic so thoroughly generic as to suggest a contraption assembled from spare parts with the aid of a how-to manual.

Jeffrey Gantz
Boston Globe

If you're looking for a tough, streetwise film about urban kids who get together to enter a national hip-hop dance competition, "Battlefield America" is not your movie.

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Todd Jorgenson

The dance sequences are energetic and the kids are charming enough, but the generic script is underdog formula throughout.

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Alonso Duralde

The teams seem to be competing for little more than bragging rights and one of those giant "Toddlers & Tiaras" trophies.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Earnest emotions can't quite trump an awkward approach in Chris Stokes' followup to 2004's "You Got Served."

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

This hip-hoppy dance-off melodrama is about as funky as an Amish funeral.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Even the most forgiving viewers may feel like they've been underestimated - and underserved.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

Although it's grotesque to see pre-teens stomping in underground warehouse-battle settings, at least Battlefield America's racial politics are interesting.

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Roger Moore
Tribune News Service

Watching stage-parented poseurs play at being punks, mugging for the camera and talking sass to every adult, is not most people's idea of time well spent at the movies.

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