Battle of the Year

2013 PG-13 1h 50m DVD

Battle of the Year

2013 PG-13 1h 50m DVD
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With the help of their demanding coach, a celebrated American breakdancing team travels to France to try to win the world championship competition in this exhilarating drama. Along the way, they struggle to gain acceptance for their sport.
Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso, Josh Peck, Caity Lotz, Chris Brown, Terrence Jenkins, Keith Stallworth, Weronika Rosati, Luis Rosado, Ivan Velez
Benson Lee
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Battle of the Year is a drama about a hip-hop dance crew (including a cocky dancer played by musician Chris Brown) training to take on the world's best groups in an international competition. Though it lacks originality, it emphasizes teamwork above ego and artistry over showboating. A main character is an alcoholic who's trying to quit. Expect plenty of swearing -- "s--t," "damn," "hell," etc. -- and some sexual innuendo and confrontational behavior, primarily shouting and one fistfight. Several products are shown, especially those from Sony.

Sexual Content

Some sexual innuendoes.


A fistfight erupts between two dancers over a girl, but it's over soon. A man has a tense conversation with a colleague regarding his sexual identity. A main character has experienced tragic loss.


Language includes several uses of "s--t," plus "bulls--t," "damn," "t-tties," "ass," "hell," "goddamn, "oh my God," and "a--hole." Also, some scenes of young men giving each other the finger.

Social Behavior

Teamwork, above all, prevails. And check your ego at the door.


Labels seen/shown include Braun, Sony (all sorts of products), Puma, Agora, and Air Tahiti.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One main character is dependent on alcohol, and he's shown knocking back a flask morning, noon, and night -- but he's trying to kick the habit and pull himself together.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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