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  • Summary: A unique look at the world and culture of show-style marching bands ar America's black universities. (20th Century Fox)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 28
  2. Negative: 3 out of 28
  1. Does more than capture the excitement of marching bands; it gets their clockwork beauty as well.
  2. Every holiday season needs a pleasant surprise, and this year it's Drumline. This entertaining and enthusiastically told tale shrewdly energizes its way-familiar plot line by setting it amid one of the greatest and least-known spectacles in American sports.
  3. Good, clean fun, with none of the icky aftertaste so common to “family friendly” ware, Drumline proves irresistible in more ways than one.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Brimming with heart and humor -- Drumline is a formulaic crowdpleaser set in the competitive world of university marching bands at predominantly black universities.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    Who knew marching bands could be so sexy?
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    If it's conventional, it's also competent. Thanks to director Charles Stone III (of the famed "Whassuup?!" Budweiser spots), the clichés at least have a good beat.
  7. 20
    Essentially "Bring It On" minus the effervescence, star power, energy, and brisk pace -- in other words, everything that made it bearable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. Feb 27, 2011
    Hands down one of the best movies I have seen, seriously. Great storyline and Nick Cannon really gets into this character. Drumming was unreal and story had some nice twists. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2012
    Drumline contains some good ideas, but the execution is bad. None of the situations go far enough dramatically, and none of the drumline sequences make enough of an impact on you. Expand

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