Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    May 29, 2012
    Although it's grotesque to see pre-teens stomping in underground warehouse-battle settings, at least Battlefield America's racial politics are interesting.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeffrey Gantz
    May 31, 2012
    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.
  3. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    May 23, 2012
    The editing in Battlefield America is super-speedy: Each shot lasts about three seconds, and then it's off.
  4. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Jun 1, 2012
    Battlefield America manages to pack every cliché imaginable into its overstuffed and overlong 106 minutes.
  5. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    May 31, 2012
    There's likely an audience for the cloying and dizzying hip-hop dance flick Battlefield America, but even the most forgiving viewers may feel like they've been underestimated - and underserved.
  6. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    May 31, 2012
    Houston does his best with an unlikable character, and the young actors are appealing enough to keep us watching. The movie itself, however, is a mess.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Jun 8, 2012
    A picture so thoroughly generic as to suggest a contraption assembled from spare parts with the aid of a how-to manual.
  8. Reviewed by: Vadim Rizov
    Jun 4, 2012
    Slapdashly assembled and lacking in dance thrills, the poorly promoted Battlefield America will drive away the few audiences that show up.
  9. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Jun 6, 2012
    The set-up, and indeed the entire film, reeks of yawn-inducing boilerplate plotting.
User Score

Overwhelming dislike- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Feb 2, 2013
    Movies such as Battlefield America, are all about the dance. Understand that before you view the movie. The acting is going to suck. But, the dance sequences should be ferry good. I didn't think seeing little kids in fatigues was grotesque, as s a movie critic stated. It is a costume for the performance. It is all about the dancing. I thought the camera shots were very fast, and could have been done much better. Remember, it's about the dance. Full Review »