Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 8 out of 24
  1. The heart of the movie, however, is the dancing, which is as spontaneous as it is spectacular, incorporating considerable gymnastics.
  2. Director Christopher B. Stokes (House Party 4) shapes up the fabulous dance sequences with undeniable energy, and real-life brothers Houston and Grandberry are two of the most enjoyable musicians to appear onscreen since Sting played a bellboy.
  3. The story is so bored with itself, it collapses -- but the diverse troupe of dance talents at least makes it an eclectic slide.
  4. Just pretend the acting scenes are commercial breaks, and you'll be fine.
  5. A street-dance film that's lively and silly and about as "street" as a Britney Spears video.
  6. 50
    Part soap opera and part thriller, and it has the unique characteristic of being both undeveloped and overwritten.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    50
    The beauty of You Got Served is that it delivers the moves from every vantage point.
  8. 50
    A thinly written, hoarily cliched story that serves mostly as connective tissue between the movie's chief draw, its dazzling dance sequences.
  9. Assembling this vehicle for his young clients, music producer/manager/video director Christopher B. Stokes has attached an anemic plot to a series of dynamic hip-hop dance sequences.
  10. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    40
    Ultimately Stokes remains true to his music video roots and relies on the film's flashy voltage dance scenes and frenetic pacing to keep viewers' attention from wandering.
  11. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    40
    If you pay out money to see this, you got fleeced.
  12. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    40
    Seems stuck in fad mode, a showcase in search of a movie.
  13. 40
    Offers viewers a trade-off: half an hour of phenomenal dancing in exchange for an hour of atrocious drama.
  14. 40
    Will probably keep its core audience of suburban teenagers mildly entertained for the course of its 93 minutes. Urban grumps, however, may be distracted by Mr. Stokes's annoyingly overedited execution of the dance sequences.
  15. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    40
    A serviceable youth pic that's marginally less dumb than November's urban quasi-musical "Honey."
  16. 40
    The performers all move a lot better than they talk, which is bad news for the insipid melodrama but good news whenever the characters hit the floor in furious competitions between rival crews.
  17. When a movie keeps repeating its title, you know it's a stinker.
  18. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    It's too bad more energy wasn't devoted to fleshing out the one-dimensional characters and crafting a decent script. The only reason to catch this harmless diversion is for the group dance sessions.
  19. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    38
    There ain't much to You Got Served, but at least this teensploitation flick is bookended by two frenzied sequences that fully exploit the visual potential of street dancing.
  20. The astonishing brio and verve of street dancing deserves better than this.
  21. 30
    Just as clichéd as its predecessor, and lacks the old-school charm of films like "Wild Style" and "Breakin’."
  22. This amateurish drama about street-dance contests and busted friendship is about as real as Lil' Kim's chest.
  23. 25
    Cliched, amateurish and feeble.
  24. Reviewed by: David Hiltbrand
    25
    Rarely do you encounter a movie without a shred of originality. You Got Served is such a cinematic vacuum.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 92 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 48
  2. Negative: 13 out of 48
  1. Jul 1, 2013
    1
    The movie is rather generic, the dance sequences were exhilarating but it doesn't make up for the movies' abundance of cliche. Out of the B2K crew, J-Boog was spot on in his role as Rico. While his character is just as underdeveloped as the rest, J-Boog's performance, at least, brings warmth in this otherwise very ordinary and way below-average popcorn flick. Full Review »
  2. Feb 14, 2012
    5
    I watch this movie only for the dancing, well and steve harvey haha. Other then the dancing the movie is excruciatingly bad. Every movie like this someone dies and at the end it has to go down to a tie and a showdown. Full Review »
  3. ZiftK.
    Oct 28, 2006
    3
    Garbage. It's as if, every single dance movie is CRAP. The only reason this gets a 3 is because some dance moves looked cool. Other than that, total crap. So when people go to these movies, and the producers seem to think that the actual public like it, this just makes them make even crappier movies. So, if you go to watch these movies, you're part of the problem. join forces with us (people that don't stand for this garbage), and say no to ass movies, don't let them to this to us. Full Review »