Parents' Guide to

Honey: Rise Up and Dance

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Solid dancing interrupted for predictable story; swearing.

Movie PG-13 2018 100 minutes
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age 17+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

not for young kids

the dancing is fine but a lot of sexual scenes old children like 17 up because it too much sexy stuff

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age 17+


it is a good damn movie and y'all should watch it

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

The Honey movie franchise seems to have an ardent fan base, with plenty of the expected dynamic hip-hop moves and vigorous dancers overcoming predictability, weak stories, and inconsistent acting. Honey: Rise Up and Dance, the fourth entry, is no exception. Credulity is stretched thin. Even the most unbelievable scenes -- kids doing fully-choreographed dance numbers in unison with no rehearsing or an untrained but enthusiastic dancer beating seasoned performers in a competition -- don't seem to dampen the enthusiasm for dance in this vibrant urban setting. Director Bille Woodruff, working with a cinematographer who knows how to light a scene, keeps the dances at the center of the movie. That's both the film's strength and weakness. With this much dancing and the heavy emphasis on pelvic action, even hip-hop can become boring after a while.

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