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Based on 24 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 79 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Stomp the Yard, at nearly two hours, has a decent story, a good subject and a horrible plot. show more

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Given its predictable story, the only reason to see Stomp is for the rhythmic step dancing. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Stepping is everything in Stomp the Yard, and, dare I say it, a stepping stone to DJ's redemption. The movie itself is redeemed -- slightly -- by its almost touching devotion to the hoary Hollywood traditions of college movies with battling frats, as well as its earnest endorsement of education. show more

  • 50
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    So, yes, the story is bland and predictable and disappointing. But here's the thing about dance movies (or cheerleading movies, or even marching band movies): All that really matters is the action. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    As the central character in this musical melodrama about step dancing in black fraternities, Short displays an uncanny dramatic sensibility to go with the eye-catching athleticism of his dance moves. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The results are corny beyond measure. Yet there's something sweet about them, in part because there's something sweet about hearing the line "Congratulations! Why didn't you tell me you pledged?" outside the realm of comedy. show more

  • 63
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Stomp the Yard hasn't an original bone in its fierce, sweaty body, but explosive choreography, high-energy moves and a generous helping of hot, frequently shirtless guys offer plenty of entertainment. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    For his part, Short, another pop choreographer, sounds like Vin Diesel, but he moves like a bee. When he dances, he makes sure every girl in the theater goes home stung. show more

  • 50
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    As DJ, Columbus Short eases his way through the movie without trying to impress us too much, which is welcome, but he's also a little bland around the edges. show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Far too long for a movie so unabashedly formulaic, Sylvain White's drama about a kid from L.A. who discovers the world of "stepping" at an Atlanta university uses a propulsive soundtrack and flashy dance sequences to draw attention away from wooden acting and a cliched plot. show more

  • October 25, 2008 js00000013694667
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    I am planning to design a lesson plan around this movie for high school. The students are inspired by the athleticism and teamwork of stomping. Talk about working to do your personal best regardless of supremely difficult obstacles! Great movie... will there be more?

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  • May 22, 2008 bloochick22
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    this movie is may fav. of all time. i loved it and if i could give it ten stars then i would so i will give it the most that i can give it 5 stars this was a really great movie and i loved it. whow it rox

  • May 22, 2008 kristatori
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    chris brown was only in the movie for the first 2 minutes

  • May 22, 2008 youngteen731
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    do those people think americans are a bunch of morons not capable of watching anyhting that could actually be called smart?

  • May 22, 2008 judebil
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    I loved "Stomp the Yard" from beginning to end.Unencumbered by a complex plot, the attention is on stomping/stepping. So much is said in what stomp looks like and feels like, that it tells the story in movement.If you love stepping, you'll love this film.Judy Kaplan

  • May 22, 2008 carolyn4joy
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    Wow! It brought back some of my own College memories of fraternity and sorority parties! Yes, the plot was somewhat predictable; however, nevertheless, it was quite entertaining. I sum up this experience as clean wholesome fun for the entire family with a message about perserverance, brotherhood and love....I plan on buying the movie and watching it with my nieces and nephews.

  • May 22, 2008 jmuzzy8102
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    very good teaches your kids a lesson to never give up

  • May 22, 2008 dancecraze1010
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    I loved this movie! I can't even keep track of how many times my friend and I have watched it! It's a must see movie. 4 stars. **** :) :) :)

  • May 22, 2008 dbldribble05
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    Stomp the Yard was a great movie even though it was sad that chris brown dies it had a good point to eat and it was exciting i loved it and i recommend EVERYONE to go out and buy it like i am!!!


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