How She Move
How She Move (2008)

An aspiring medical student whose drug-addicted sister has recently died and who may be forced to relocate from her posh private school to the crime-infested neighborhood in which she was raised enters a step-dancing competition in hope of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 25, 2008
DVD Release Date: April 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 66% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite a formulaic plot, the energetic and gritty How She Move is elevated by a commanding debut performance by Rutina Wesley.

Amy Nicholson
L.A. Weekly

When they dance, the effect isn't exuberant release -- every cartilage-crushing stomp-clap gets more and more furious. This is cheerleading in hell.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

There's not much that's surprising in How She Move, but watching how she moves is a pleasure.

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Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

How She Move is fun to watch while it's on its feet and moving. But when the music stops, so does our consideration.

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David Denby
New Yorker

How She Move was shot on the cheap in 16-mm. film, and some of it is a little drab-looking, but it has energy and bravado.

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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle

How She Move isn't a great film or even a terribly well-made film, but it has its moments and, of course, it has the ending it's promised all along.

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Michael Dequina

Shows that there's more to Canadian film than icy introspection, but it also shows they can wallow in formula as thickly as their Yank counterparts.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

As we replay last year's step-dance hit Stomp the Yard, the ostensible message about working hard in school gets stomped out of the yard.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Even if the setting is novel and the leads seem authentic, How She Move is all too content to step down a well-worn path.

Peter Bradshaw

Another week, another urban dance movie from the United States.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
I was shocked to find out at the end of the movie that it was filmed in Ontario. What do Canadians know about step-dancing? The movie is pretty good. Pretty… More
Deb Jarnagin
movie was very slow, dancing moves weren't all that explosive, just seemed like a remake of stomp the yard but from a female dancers point of view instead… More
Dean McKenna
The killer dance moves are quite okay in this choregraphed flick as you know what I really like all-black extraordinary dance film called <i>Stomp the… More
Donna Dawson
Had to watch this movie, only because my nephew thought it would be good. It was cheesy! Not a great dance movie or any stunning moves like other dance movies.… More
William Goss
Low-key drama more impressive than most of its steppin', stompin' kin.
Sam Cole
Surprise surprise! One of these movies was finally good! Besides being slightly cliche, this movie is way better than all of its ugly siblings (see Stomp the… More