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Critics reviews
David LaChapelle United Kingdom, 2005
A rousing documentary expose of the clown/krump subculture by David LaChapelle, a fashion photographer renowned for his super-synthetic Pop gloss, is a sensational dance film.
June 24, 2005
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Although Rize demonstrates the aesthetic power and socially uplifting effects of “krumpness,” like many documentaries about performers, it’s hampered by its subjects’ skill at playing to the camera.
June 21, 2005
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The film’s krumpers are nothing short of intense and LaChappelle’s saturated aesthetic evokes the way the energy of their glistening and glowing bods seemingly spills into the world around them.
June 10, 2005
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Eye-popping lensing and an appreciation of social complexities combine for an entirely satisfying experience that will auds out of their seats — in a good way.
January 26, 2005
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