When the Beat Drops (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

When the Beat Drops (2018)

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An LGBTQ haven in Atlanta launches the buck sensation. Anthony grew up in Atlanta as a heavy-set, gay black kid with a love of dance. Together with his crew of other gay African-American men grow into a national movement.

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Sims excels in showing the joy and ecstasy these men get from dancing.

June 9, 2021 | Full Review…

When the Beat Drops is a joy to watch, and remarkably polished considering it's the feature debut for Sims, who is well-known as a dancer and choreographer.

April 27, 2021 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Their fantasy imagines a world where they are celebrated and writ large like the majorettes they admire. When the Beat Drops allows them to take it one step further: These men are bigger than the football stadium they imagine.

November 6, 2018 | Full Review…

The movie could benefit from a stronger structure, but as we follow these guys - and learn their stories - as they prepare to compete in Detroit, it's an engaging ride.

September 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Bucking It's the dance move you've probably seen but didn't know about. When The Beat Drops is everything you ever needed to know about the underground dance movement.

August 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Fascinating if somewhat myopic documentary dissection of how "bucking"and "J-Setting" dance styles and dance battles got their start.

July 30, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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