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David LaChapelle United Kingdom, 2005

Loz Loory's rating of the film Rize

The dancing is phenomenal. So much better than whatever "street dance" makes it into the "Step Up" movies. So much energy & spirit despite systemic racism stifling people educationally and economically because of the color of their skin. The structure of the film feels a bit unbalanced; wish there was more of the slo-mo dance footage at the beginning, before Tommy the Clown, as well as more historical perspective.