• Stomp the Yard (2007)

Stomp the Yard

Release Date: January 12th, 2007

DVD Release Date: May 15th, 2007

PG-13 |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

After his brother's death, a troubled but gifted street dancer enrolls in Atlanta's Truth University. As he tries to concentrate on his studies and woo a pretty classmate, he finds himself in the middle of a tug-of-war between fraternities, who want to utilize his talents in an upcoming dance competition.

Cast: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo , Chris Brown, Laz Alonso, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Brian White, Valarie Pettiford

Director: Sylvain White

Genres: Drama , Musical

Production Co: Rainforest Productions

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Intense, Transformation, Love interest, 2000s, Brother, Rivalry, Underdog, Engaging

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe 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

  • 30
    Joe MorgensternWall 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.

  • 63
    Michael PhillipsChicago 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

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