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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's no way to take your eyes off it. show more

  • 75
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Riveting. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A touching story of hope, vitality and art rising from the bleakest conditions. show more

  • 90
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Bursting with joy and throbbing with music, Rize has a tragic dimension too. When you see the clown cry, you'll be with him all the way. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Rize shows how clowning led to krumping, and argues that its practitioners' fierce dedication to dance has saved countless kids from drugs, crime and gangs. show more

  • 75
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Exhilarating. show more

  • 80
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Word-of-mouth should make it one of the best-performing nonfiction films of the year. show more

  • 88
    New York Post

    If the director had more gospel and less blues in him, it might have brought him closer to really understanding these talents. Still, I can't wait for "Rize 2: Electric Boogaloo." show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    There's a delicate balance here between expression and belligerence. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The most remarkable thing about Rize is that it is real. show more

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