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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 dishevele... read more read more...d misfits Bad Boys, who have virtually no dance talent. Realizing his dilemma, Sean brings aboard a professional dance instructor to ease his responsibilities to these kids. Meanwhile, he finds himself falling for Sara, who runs the community center where the kids hangout and practice their moves. With Sean motivating them, The Bad Boys find the confidence to rise to the challenge and defeat their nemesis The Bang Squad, at the annual dance battle competition Battlefield America! -- (C) Cinedigm

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PG-13, 1 hr. 46 min.

Directed by: C. Brian, Chris Stokes

Release Date: June 1, 2012

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DVD Release Date: September 18, 2012

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Joe Leydon
June 8, 2012
Joe Leydon, Variety

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

Alonso Duralde
June 1, 2012
Alonso Duralde, TheWrap

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

Gary Goldstein
May 31, 2012
Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times

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

Jeffrey Gantz
May 31, 2012
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. Full Review

Elizabeth Weitzman
May 31, 2012
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." Full Review

Ernest Hardy
May 29, 2012
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. Full Review

Lisa Schwarzbaum
May 23, 2012
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly

Mmmm-hmmm, it's on. Again. Full Review

Todd Jorgenson
October 15, 2012
Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com

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

Marc Savlov
June 8, 2012
Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle

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

Roger Moore
June 8, 2012
Roger Moore, McClatchy-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. Full Review

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