Drumline The halftime marching-band blowouts made famous by traditionally African-American universities like Morris Brown College (which struts its stuff here) provide the booming backdrop for Drumline… Drumline The halftime marching-band blowouts made famous by traditionally African-American universities like Morris Brown College (which struts its stuff here) provide the booming backdrop for Drumline…
Video Review

Drumline (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Nick Cannon, Leonard Roberts, ... | BEAT IT ''Drumline'''s Cannon (right) offers a few pointers
Image credit: Drumline: Zade Rosenthal
BEAT IT ''Drumline'''s Cannon (right) offers a few pointers
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Apr 15, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Musical; With: Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

The halftime marching-band blowouts made famous by traditionally African-American universities like Morris Brown College (which struts its stuff here) provide the booming backdrop for Drumline's otherwise overplayed plot. A financially strained wunderkind (Nick Cannon) gets a scholarship to do his drum thang but must overcome his cockiness before he can succeed. Showing the same flair of his ''Whassup'' ads, director Charles Stone III jazzes up the film's more predictable moments with an energy that's hard to beat.

Originally posted Apr 15, 2003 Published in issue #705 Apr 18, 2003 Order article reprints