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  • Summary: Rize reveals a groundbreaking dance phenomenon that's exploding on the streets of South Central, Los Angeles. Taking advantage of unprecedented access, this documentary film brings to first light a revolutionary form of artistic expression borne from oppression. (Lions Gate Entertainment)
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    88
    There's a delicate balance here between expression and belligerence.
  2. Reviewed by: Bob Westal
    80
    It's the speed and intensity that makes the dance style remarkable.
  3. 75
    It's the pushiest film around - "in your face" is still in-your-face, even if the dancers are in white-face.
  4. 75
    The result is an eye-opening social portrait in the tradition of "Paris Is Burning," the landmark 1990 documentary that introduced drag balls and ''vogueing'' to the mainstream, but it lacks the earlier film's structure and focus.
  5. 50
    Emotionally charged but not entirely honest documentary.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 4 out of 15

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