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  • Summary: Dance Flick is a hilarious new comedy that brings together the talents of two generations of the Wayans family, the explosively funny clan who brought us the “Scary Movie” franchise and “White Chicks,” as well as the groundbreaking TV series “In Living Color.” In Dance Flick, a young street dancer, Thomas Uncles, from the wrong side of the tracks and a beautiful young woman, Megan White, are brought together by their passion for dancing and put to the test in the mother of all dance battles. (Paramount Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Enjoyably dirty-minded sendup of when-ballet-met-hip-hop youth musicals.
  2. Its belly laughs leave you feeling liberated and not guilty; I repeat, not guilty.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Dance Flick occasionally hits its mark with nimble execution. But too often it stumbles clumsily into bad taste.
  4. 42
    It would be hard to imagine a film with less going for it than Dance Flick.
  5. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    40
    The gags themselves only marginally work when they stick to silly non sequitur; the random movie references are forced and flat, and the takeoffs of "Dreamgirls" and "Fame" songs would make "Weird Al" groan.
  6. There's an art to making a good spoof, but good luck finding it in Dance Flick, not only because the movie goes for easy toilet humor, but because it often relies on it to stay afloat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. [Anonymous]
    May 26, 2009
    8
    Be far the best spoof in a long time.
  2. May 26, 2012
    6
    Its funny but the plot is unorganized and unmemorable in almost every way. Its passable when you watch it just to mostly see the humor.
  3. Feb 3, 2011
    5
    Dance flick floats, barely, but what keeps it from sinking with those lame, awful and old jokes are some that are creative and funny, even if they do get a little dirty.But what do you expect, there the wayans brothers. Expand
  4. ChadS
    May 23, 2009
    4
    And now Keenan Ivory Wayans has something in common with the late Stanley Kubrick. Both filmmakers make reference to the musical "Singin' in the Rain". In "Dance Flick", Mr. Moody(Marlon Wayans) uses the word "dignity" a lot as he talks about the stereotypical "Negro"-specific roles he accepted during Hollywood's unenlightened years to a classroom full of bored students. Half a century ago, Gene Kelly's silent film star stood on the red carpet at a gala premiere for his latest movie and says, "Dignity. Always dignity," to describe his years in vaudeville as a burlesque act. Both proclaimers are being ironical. "Classy" is an aesthetic that has never been synonymous with Wayans' filmography(the geyser of semen that pins the "Scary Movie" franchise girl to the ceiling in an "American Beauty" parody comes immediately to mind), but his treatment of the immortal dance flick is classy, especially when you compare it to Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange", in which Malcolm McDowell sings the titular song while viciously beating an old man and woman during a home invasion. What's not classy, however, is how he takes away Halle Berry's dignity by dredging up her old "Hit and Run Halle" public image in an admittedly funny throwaway gag. That's so 2000. That's so antithetical to the significance of Berry's breakthrough Oscar-win for Marc Foster's "Monsters Ball". Acceptance speech histrionics aside, Berry shed light on the indignity of her thespian predecessors who were regulated to playing "colored folks", such as a cotton-picker(Mr. Moody's biggest role) and other roles of its ilk. "Dance Flick" has a sociological disconnect, but it's typical of this filmmaker's no holds barred approach towards his own people(e.g. Regina King as the disruptive movie patron who gets murdered in "Scary Movie"). Expand
  5. RobinR.
    Jun 7, 2009
    3
    A movie looking for a laugh. The Wayans do NOT do it again. This movie is waht can happen when nepotism gets out of hand!
  6. JonathanS.
    May 27, 2009
    3
    Its better than Disaster movie, but that's not saying much.
  7. KaneK
    Aug 15, 2009
    0
    It Sucks no more crappy spoofs the last 7 where horrible but this one takes the moldy cake of shame. P.S this is the WORST one of them all put together. Expand

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