Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Let's wait for a movie where they do get it all right: story, acting and dancing. It'll happen, just not this time.
  2. Reviewed by: Glenn Kenny
    38
    The reason for all this dull-to-offensive story stuff is, of course, the dancing, which has its moments but overall seems so calculated to impress that it loses all other reason for being.
  3. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    30
    If we don’t stop these public dance-offs here and now, before too long we’re going to have an entire generation of kids seeking salvation as back-up dancers for Justin Timberlake
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. MikeP.
    Feb 19, 2008
    5
    Not as bad as I predicted.
  2. MattK
    Feb 19, 2008
    8
    Completely ridiculous. Full of cliches. Totally predictable. And absolutely amazing. You have to go into this movie knowing what you're getting. It's a genre piece, and it's done brilliantly. The dialogue is atrocious, but it doesn't matter. The dancing and the directing way more than make up for it. Spend the money, see it on a big screen, it will leave you smiling. Full Review »
  3. PaulK.
    Feb 14, 2008
    5
    Completely predictable plot with more than a fair share of "laugh at the movie" moments, where you shake your head and try to forget the bad dialogue or bad scene that just happened. The best part about this movie is obviously the choreographed dancing. If you decide to see this, ignore the cheesy plot (if you can) and just focus on the moves. Full Review »