You Got Served
- compiled by Jeffrey Overstreet Copyright Christianity Today International
- 2004 1 Jan
Mainstream critics served up the bad reviews for yet another box-office-topping loser this week.
Religious press critics found some of the film's intentions honorable, but fell short of recommending it.
Movieguide's critic says, "The worldview of
Michael Elliott (Movie Parables) faults a "lame and uninteresting story. The dancers are fantastic. But the excess baggage that the film carries (the romantic love story, a mobster looking for payback, a drive-by shooting) cheapens the film and lowers its appeal."
Anne Navarro (Catholic News Service) says, "High-energy dance scenes will keep a young audience's toes tapping … but the boilerplate script and shoddy direction may have them shimmying for the theater door." Still, she admits, "There is an underlying wholesomeness to this film that is refreshing."
This week, Bob Waliszewski (Plugged In) looks at the recent box office hit about breakdancing,