Honey (2003)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: December 5, 2003
DVD Release Date: March 23, 2004
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Critic Score: 21% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An attractive Jessica Alba and energetic dance numbers provide some lift to this corny and formulaic movie.

Derek Adams
Time Out

This is fairy tale stuff, its saintly hip-hop heroine far too worthy for comfort and its dialogue hilariously banal.

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Ed Park
Village Voice

The star-is-born trajectory nourishes some howlers ... as well as a thumpingly unsubtle portrayal of the creative process.

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Anton Bitel
Grolsch Film Works

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

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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly

So riddled with limp clichés that it doesn't even qualify as a guilty pleasure.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's so predictable.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Honey is just dumb but teens love it.

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

The girl's gotta dance -- and meets little resistance -- in this hip-hop take on an age-old theme.

Charles Taylor

There's an entertainingly ludicrous movie lurking somewhere inside of the ludicrous, mediocre one this actually is.

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Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons

Oooh boy, whoever greenlit this baby is going to have some explaining to do.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
Lewis C.
"We just peoples." Can you believe that I once actually went to the movies to see this? Sure, I was like 16 at the time. And I was on a date. But… More
Dean King
Not bad for a dance film fitting in around the hip-hop scene. It has a good cast, some good dance scenes but not with any real wow factor. Unfortunately it… More
Film Crazy
love it the movie is awesome and great chorography that is brilliant really good movie!
Bethany Murphy
Such an inspirational film. The soundtrack was amazing and the ending of the film couldn't help but make you smile. Full of positivity and really motivates… More
Thomas Bowler
grr. this movie annoys me. i understand the impact it had on the dancing world, but whatever. jessica alba is seriously hot, though