Make Your Move


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  • Summary: The music is pumping, the dance floor is moving and Donny (Derek Hough) stops when he sees Aya (BoA) performing with her hip-hop Cobu crew on stage at Static, the hottest underground club in New York. They come from two different worlds, but they speak the same language - dance.
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  1. Reviewed by: Sheila O'Malley
    Apr 18, 2014
    A movie like Make Your Move rests on the success of its various dance sequences, not its plot. And the dancing here is exciting, innovative, and specific.
  2. Reviewed by: Elizabeth Weitzman
    Apr 17, 2014
    It’s cheesy fun for sure, but fun nonetheless.
  3. Reviewed by: David Ehrlich
    Apr 18, 2014
    Overlong and lacking a single believable moment, Make Your Move is nevertheless a sweet reminder that anyone can dance together, so long as they aren’t fighting over who should lead.
  4. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Apr 17, 2014
    Its core dance styles are a wonderfully frenetic fusion of tap and hip-hop and a truly novel blend of Japanese taiko drumming and K-pop girl-group choreography. Whenever actor Derek Hough and BoA stop leaping and twirling, though, Make Your Move is an underwritten mess.
  5. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Apr 21, 2014
    A slick, disposable soap opera.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Apr 17, 2014
    Hough’s dancing is far more impressive than his acting, and BoA, despite her perky sexiness, is an even less compelling screen presence. But they certainly move well together, and that’s pretty much all that matters here.
  7. Reviewed by: Sara Stewart
    Apr 16, 2014
    The dancing’s fine here, but there’s little else to distinguish Make Your Move, an entirely generic drama.

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  1. Oct 2, 2014
    2/5★ Make Your Move
    The dance movie had been an audience favorite since the beginnings of cinema but lately they have begun to become
    2/5★ Make Your Move
    The dance movie had been an audience favorite since the beginnings of cinema but lately they have begun to become indistinguishable- boy dancer meets girl dancer, events conspire to keep them apart, they use dance to overcome hardships and to win at love and/or a dance contest. The Step Up series, Save The Last Dance etc. all share that basic formula and are successful to varying degrees. However, the earlier films usually had better writing and acting, while the later films have more intense and sophisticated dance routines. Make Your Move has some terrible writing and acting.
    I found the tap dance/Japanese drumming combination original but tap dancing just doesn't have the same oomph that choreographed hip-hop or breakdancing routines do.

    Verdict: For the non discerning dance fan.

    Plot: A pair of star-crossed dancers in New York find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers' underground dance clubs. --IMDB

    Director: Duane Adler

    Cast: BoA Kwon, Derek Hough, Will Yun Lee, Wesley Jonathan, Izabella Miko, Jefferson Brown

    Genre: Musical

    Rating: PG-13

    Runtime: 110 min