Honey

Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 30
  2. Negative: 11 out of 30

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Critic Reviews

  1. 38
    The dancing, while reasonably entertaining, isn't anything you haven't seen before on MTV or BET, although the soundtrack might be a worthwhile investment for hip-hop fans.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    Hip-hoppish Honey is in the harmlessly junky "let's put on a show" tradition of "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo," minus electricity but with a budget for supporting-cast navel rings that 1984's break-dance sequel certainly didn't have.
  3. Reviewed by: Sara Brady
    38
    Sticky, saccharine, bordering on diabetic, Honey overindulges.
  4. Honey's a little too darling for reality but, obviously, that's not what this candy-cane vehicle of a movie is all about. It's about the way Alba moves and how good she looks when she's backlighted and smiling.
  5. 30
    It evokes a warmed-over Fox TV special.
  6. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    30
    If you doubt whether Honey can scrape together the dough, this is probably the movie for you.
  7. 30
    Hinges almost completely on the taut body and delectable beauty of Jessica Alba, but is otherwise so riddled with limp clichés that it doesn't even qualify as a guilty pleasure.
  8. Lacks even a trace of imagination. Its by-the-numbers plot is depressingly familiar, and each line of dialogue is so predictable that the script... could have been generated by a computer.
  9. It's relentlessly dumb and relentlessly humorous, and those aren't the adverbs it was after.
  10. There's no point complaining that Honey is a tired reworking of an old formula, because it's intended for a young audience that doesn't know the formula.
  11. 20
    Amid the endless stream of catch-a-rising-star movie clichés that Honey screenwriters Alonzo Brown and Kim Watson throw up and out are a few new ones, notably "skinny girls always win out in the end" and "hootchie bad, faux hootchie good."
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 25
  2. Negative: 7 out of 25
  1. Oct 13, 2014
    6
    The scenario is far from being the greatest of all, that's true. But the movie is really agreable and entertaining. Jessica Alba gives someThe scenario is far from being the greatest of all, that's true. But the movie is really agreable and entertaining. Jessica Alba gives some warmth to this movie. Without her, no doubt it would have been very bad. Full Review »
  2. Jun 14, 2016
    6
    How simple, charming dance flick it is.

    One of the first films in the revolution of modern dance flicks, though I know I saw it too late.
    How simple, charming dance flick it is.

    One of the first films in the revolution of modern dance flicks, though I know I saw it too late. Nowadays there are many films are coming out since the younger generation showing very interest in the dance. I especially don't know how 'Step Up' made a successful franchise, but the sixth is on the way.

    Honey is a main character's name played by Jessica Alba. A passionate dance, choreographer, when her dream coming to true that hits a roadblock for some reason followed by other issues. So now she has to come up with a solution to solve all the problems and that's the film tells how she overcomes them all at once.

    A simple story, even the choreography was ordinary, but not a bad film. I anticipated Alba to give a show that not to forget for the decades. This is now obviously a decade old flick and disappointed with her character, especially with her dance moves. But young Alba in a sexy pose on the poster, no one can just ignore it from watching.

    Overall, I enjoyed it. Since I'm watching it delayed, I should not compare it to the present scenario. Even though it has been only 13 years, in which all the fields rapidly advanced, so the dance. I suggest you just go for it with an empty mind if you want to see it. Soon I'm going to catch up with its sequel, but I know it won't be as decent as this one.

    6/10
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  3. Jun 30, 2011
    0
    A battering ram of cliches, bad acting, dancing that doesn't fit the music and tedious, tedious predictability. A waste of your money, timeA battering ram of cliches, bad acting, dancing that doesn't fit the music and tedious, tedious predictability. A waste of your money, time and your intelligence. Full Review »