Battle of the Year

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Released 2013

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
2013
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A hip-hop mogul (Laz Alonso) recruits his friend (Josh Holloway), a former basketball coach, to train a dream team of American b-boys to win the break-dancing world championship in France.

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  • 60

    New York Daily News

    It's undeniable that the good-natured "Afterschool Special" vibe here plays to the film's corny strengths, and the dancing is impressive. So much so that it's almost impossible not...

  • 50

    San Francisco Chronicle Peter Hartlaub

    An enjoyable movie not because of any special gifts by the filmmakers or emotional resonance in the script. It was more like destiny. Once someone jotted down the concept on a cock...

  • 38

    Slant Magazine Ed Gonzalez

    Remarkably, the highlight of Benson Lee's film, essentially a fiction reboot of his Planet B-Boy, isn't the scene where Chris Brown gets punched in the face.

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