Battle of the Year (3D)

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Battle of the Year (3D)
Yet another sports-underdog story, this time set in the world of competitive street dance. America has not won the international title for over 15 years, in spite of having invented the discipline. A music mogul ropes in his friend, a basketball coach, with orders to mold the best dancers he can find into a winning team. They failed, however, to win over the critics. This film is releasing in both 2D and 3D, this is the 3D version.

Parental Guidance 7-9 (Language, Violence).
Drama, Musical.

Showtimes

That floor
That floor's a bit too close ...

Credits

Cast
Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz, Chris Brown
Director
Benson Lee
ScreenplayBrin Hill, Chris Parker, from the documentary by Benson Lee
MusicChristopher Lennertz
CinematographyMichael Barrett
EditingAlessandra Carlino, Peter S. Elliot
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SA distributorSter-Kinekor
Made in2013
Produced byContrafilm

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, musical
LanguageFrequent but low to mild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow to mild, infrequent, pushing and shoving
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseAlcohol, low impact, contextually based, implied
CommentsVarious themes skirted over that deal with alcoholic coach seeking redemption after the death of his family, moulding a team of different ethnic backgrounds together, triumph against all odds, etc., mainly non-threatening as the dance content of the film takes precedence.
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for language and some rude behavior
Runtime110
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
2
Violence
2
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
3
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconYes, I might be far removed from the target demographic for this sort of film, but I still can recognize quality filmmaking or the lack thereof, and this battle is lost long before the final competition sequence.
4
Metacritic.com
19 critics
6
Rottentomatoes critics
43 critics
7
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWith a hopelessly hokey plot and unintentionally hilarious dialogue, Battle of the Year is flimsy even by the standards of the dance movie genre.
1
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
7
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation
5

What the People say

Internet
1330 Netizens
7

Average .. 26%

5

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