Stomp the Yard
Stomp the Yard (2007)

DJ is a troubled youth from Los Angeles attending the historically black Truth University in Atlanta, Ga. When adapting to his new environment proves difficult, DJ finds solace in joining a struggling fraternity where he begins implementing… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 12, 2007
DVD Release Date: May 18, 2007
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While Stomp the Yard contains impressive musical and dance numbers, it loses its momentum during the intervening soap opera-style subplots.

David Jenkins
Time Out

There's little here for British eyes.

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Tasha Robinson
AV Club

Hollywood has a few well-rutted stories it likes to tell over and over, and Stomp The Yard includes at least five of them.

Joshua Starnes

It's a little bit of a musical, a little bit of a sports film, a little bit coming-of-age story. And none of it, beyond the dancing, any good.

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Melissa Anderson
Time Out

Benign nonsense.

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Rachel Saltz
New York Times

Stomp the Yard is a strange and at times strangely compelling mix of black fraternity recruitment video and inspirational tale about a hip-hop boy in a stepping world.

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Felix Gonzalez Jr.
DVD Review

... the film as a whole lacks the energy of its dance numbers.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

The moves can be remarkable, though ritually repetitive -- male chorus lines of adrenalized automata acting out anger, menace, pride, audacity or joy.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Perhaps director Sylvain White hoped that this laughably melodramatic film might find its way into the pantheon of urban dance films. But seen against such films as Rize and You Got Served, it's a step in the wrong direction.

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Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies

At a time of year when theaters are filled with flashy, fun, but empty offerings, Stomp The Yard is a surprisingly satisfying alternative.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Alvarez
Sucks critically, poor acting and script but still bearable to watch.
Richard C
I thought it was okay but not good. Grade: C
Bethany Murphy
Always been a sucker for dance films and this didn't fail to impress. It was a breath of fresh air to find a dancing film that had a different sort of… More
Manu Gino
I love watching this movie. Super great movie, very awesome dance moves, totally love Meagan Good!!! After the death of his younger brother, a troubled… More
Alexis Nomm
It's better than I thought it would be. It's good. You don't have to be a victim of your circumstances, you just have to find your drive and go… More
KJ Proulx
very good! It touches your heart in many ways!