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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)
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  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. 70
    When the camera is floating up high, as the band practices its moves on the field, you can imagine Busby Berkeley watching somewhere, jealous that he never got his mitts on a marching band.
  5. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    Brimming with heart and humor -- Drumline is a formulaic crowdpleaser set in the competitive world of university marching bands at predominantly black universities.
  6. The marching bands' duels are as fun as the cheerleader wars in "Bring It On."
  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
    10
    Hands down one of the best movies I have seen, seriously. Great storyline and Nick Cannon really gets into this character. Drumming wasHands 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. AshleyG.
    Sep 30, 2005
    10
    Great movie! Brings me to my feet everytime, but it's not for the traditional, uptight people because they would just think it was Great movie! Brings me to my feet everytime, but it's not for the traditional, uptight people because they would just think it was another flakey film. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    5
    Drumline contains some good ideas, but the execution is bad. None of the situations go far enough dramatically, and none of the drumlineDrumline 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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