Stomp the YardJanuary 12, 2007
After the death of his brother, An expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University….
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 4.5/10 (15,592 voted)
Critic's Score: 44/100
Stars: Columbus Short, Meagan Good, Ne-Yo
After the death of his brother, An expert street dancer goes to Georgia to attend Truth University. But his efforts to get an education and woo the girl he likes are sidelined when he joins in his fraternity's effort to win a step dancing competition.
Writers: Robert Adetuyi, Gregory Ramon Anderson
Darrin Dewitt Henson
(as Darrin Henson)
Oliver Ryan Best
Duain Richmond Martyn
Beyond pride. Beyond rivalry. Beyond tradition.
Release Date: 12 January 2007
Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $25,876,318
(14 January 2007)
(18 March 2007)
Did You Know?
The scene in which Duron tags a billboard to read "The future is ours" is a reference to a scene in the 1995 French film "La Haine."
In the first scene where DJ 'bumps' into April on the lawnmower, the lanyard from his hat goes from wrapping around on the front of the hat, to the back, and then back to the front.
Can I ask a stupid question?
Better than anyone I know
I just wanted to know why we're steppin in an empty pool.
Well, it was so we could keep our moves a secret.But who would want them?
a really solid film … but it's a real shame
The real shame is that someone might come to IMDb, see that this film
is rated 2.6, think it's a legitimate rating, and not see this film.
This is truly a solid film.
Yes, the film is predictable, and at times cliché. Most of these
inspirational films aimed at young people are. But this film rises
above most others. It hits it's notes very well, and the direction and
choreography are on point. The performances – acting and dancing – were
It's a shame that so many people have such hatred in their hearts that
they won't expand their own minds by learning of cultures outside of
their own. It's a shame that so many people who have obviously never
seen this film used their time and energy to rate this film a 1. How
pathetic is that? I'm glad that this film was a financial success,
despite the "haters". I just feel sorry for the kinds of people who
would make spreading hatred a part of their lives.
You can see by some of the comments made by some of the IMDb
commentators, so to speak, that they never saw this film. It's also
obvious that they know nothing of the subject of this film, stepping.
These are the people who might want to see this film and learn of
I, for one, am not big fan of "Greek" organizations. Still, I thought
that the messages in, the performances in, and the overall execution of
this film was better than any in this recent group of college
age/friendship genre films.
I enjoy films of all types, and I can honestly say that this is a solid
film for this genre. Also, it's new in subject matter, which makes it
different from it's peer films.
If you're on the fence about seeing this film. You should see it. It's
pretty much what you think it is from the trailers, but it's a very
well made version.
I'd give the film a strong 7/10. For it's genre, however, it's as good
as there is.