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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22

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  1. Sep 20, 2013
    As a whole, though, there’s not nearly enough quality material to make Battle of the Year recommendable (much less, accessible) to anyone other than the most hard-core of dance fanatics and even they may want to think twice about seeing the movie in theaters. Everyone else, this is just potential future home viewing material for a drinking game: take a shot every time a dancer points and oohs at his opponent or Josh Holloway gives a pep talk or when there’s an unnecessary reaction shot featuring Chris Brown). Collapse
  2. Sep 21, 2013
    I don't have anything to say other than the fact that you don't need to see this movie at all! It SUCKS! Be sure to check out my YouTube channel "TheMovieManLife" for all things movies.
  3. Sep 20, 2013
    Battle of the Year is one of the most horrible movies of this year, is like a terrible spin-off of the Step Up saga. This movie has good coreographies, but the rest of the movie (development, screenplay, performances, etc.) is extremely bad.
  4. Sep 29, 2013
    Chris Brown should've make a Stomp the Yard sequel with this crap. Battle of the Year is far from dead, but the movie is killing us in the dance movie genre. I love Josh Holloway from Lost, but who in the hell did they sign him up in the movie? This is a Step Up rip-off. If anybody that could teach incredible moves like this, it would have to be Michael Jackson. Bottom Line: Save it for the Razzies because this film is a dud. Expand
  5. Nov 17, 2013
    The movie was totally boring from the outset. After the electrifying and seat grabbing screen wonders, Stomp the Yard, Step Up, and especially the latest “wow” Step Up Revolution, Battle of the Year fell flat in expectations. The Battle of the Year attempted to introduce themes that were over-used and worn about the edges by every upcoming wannabe movie writer.
    It was boring and without
    imagination on the part of the writer. The actors, even Chris Brown who I suspect was mostly used for sale factor, were lacking in acting skills, and the ability to grab and hold the audience. If the intention is to take children to see a great dance movie, save the dough and get Step Up Revolution from Netflix or pay per view. This movie is not worth the ten dollars and the popcorn. Expand

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 21
  2. Negative: 11 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Ken McIntyre
    Nov 15, 2013
    The athleticism of the final ‘battles’ impresses, but even then, the routines are marred by trick-edits and headache-inducing 3D.
  2. Reviewed by: Simon Braund
    Nov 11, 2013
    Dismal, cliché-ridden stuff.
  3. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Sep 30, 2013
    At the risk of sounding 100, I think it’s regrettable this film had to be shot in digital 3-D. Both those formats actually do a frustrating disservice to the depiction of the action, making them look choppier, more flickery and occasionally blurrier than they would otherwise.