Rize In David LaChapelle's documentary, the lean young Los Angeles krump dancers work their bodies into a state of hectic gyrating motion; it's dancing as cathartic… Rize In David LaChapelle's documentary, the lean young Los Angeles krump dancers work their bodies into a state of hectic gyrating motion; it's dancing as cathartic… 2005-06-24 PG-13 PT85M Documentary Tommy the Clown Lions Gate Films
Movie Review

Rize (2005)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Limited Release: Jun 24, 2005; Rated: PG-13; Length: 85 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; With: Tommy the Clown; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

In David LaChapelle's documentary, the lean young Los Angeles krump dancers work their bodies into a state of hectic gyrating motion; it's dancing as cathartic seizure, as fantasy of retaliatory power. You can forgive the movie for being disorganized and too skimpy on street-dance history.

Originally posted Jul 01, 2005 Published in issue #828 Jul 08, 2005 Order article reprints