Metacritic Movie Ratings
Battle of the Year Reviews



out of 100

Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterFrank Scheck

    The young dancers' undeniable skill and athleticism is squandered in this formulaic, overly familiar dance movie.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    VarietyAndrew Barker

    So fatally frontloaded with endless training montages, awfully written, indifferently acted drama, sports-film platitudes and jaw-dropping product placements that only the hardiest of viewers will make it through to the payoff.

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  • 20

    out of 100

    Los Angeles TimesAnnlee Ellingson

    This 3-D spectacle is less the dance movie that's going to make b-boying cool again than a shill for sponsors' gear.

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  • 10

    out of 100

    The New York TimesMiriam Bale

    The miracle of the new 3-D dance film Battle of the Year is how it can be so relentlessly boring while there is so much frenetic activity on screen.

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