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Battle of the Year (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Music  |  20 September 2013 (USA)
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Battle of the Year attracts all the best teams from around the world, but the Americans haven't won in fifteen years. Dante enlists Blake to assemble a team of the best dancers and bring the Trophy back to America where it started.

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Dante Graham
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Stacy
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Rooster
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Flipz (as Flipz)
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Mayhem (as Joshua Lee 'Milky' Ayers)
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The producer Dante Graham promotes a group of b-boys expecting to bring the Battle of the Year Trophy back to the USA that have not won it in fifteen years. He hires his friend and former basketball coach Jason Blake that grieves the loss of his wife and son to prepare his team. Blake fires the whole team since they do not have motivation and decides to select a new group of dancers under the nickname of Dream Team. He also hires the youngster Franklyn and the choreographer of break-dance Stacy to help him. Along the months, Blake tries to implement teamwork and works hard with the group. In the competition in France, he has a great surprise. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,603,177 (USA) (20 September 2013)

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$8,888,355 (USA) (18 October 2013)
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R&B singer Chris Brown, who plays "Rooster", also played in the opening of the movie "Stomp The Yard" where he played a dancer in a "battle" scene similar to the plot of this movie. See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Prisoners/Battle of the Year 3D (2013) See more »

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Celebrity Mashup
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Disappointing and Predictable Collection of Clichés
23 January 2014 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The producer Dante Graham (Laz Alonso) promotes a group of b-boys expecting to bring the Battle of the Year Trophy back to the USA that have not won it in fifteen years. He hires his friend and former basketball couch Jason Blake (Josh Holloway) that grieves the loss of his wife and son to prepare his team. Blake fires the whole team since they do not have motivation and decides to select a new group of dancers under the nickname of Dream Team. He also hires the youngster Franklyn (Josh Peck) and the choreographer of break-dance Stacy (Lotz Caity) to help him. Along the months, Blake tries to implement teamwork and works hard with the group. In the competition in France, he has a great surprise.

"Battle of the Year" is a disappointing and predictable collection of clichés. It is amazing how many times this storyline has been used in different environments and sports ("decadent couch hires a team of losers that in the end surprises in a competition") with a corny message in the end. Fans of break-dance and hip-hop may enjoy a little more but this movie is terrible. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "A Batalha do Ano" ("Battle of the Year")


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