By EW Staff
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:43 AM EDT

Drumline

A-
type
  • Movie
genre

A superlative B movie — funny, sexy, and rousing. It does more than capture the excitement of marching bands; it gets their clockwork beauty as well. The director, Charles Stone III, keeps the tensions flowing — between the rivals on the field, between rap rhythm and old-school soul. Devon Miles (Nick Cannon), the new snare drummer at A&T University in Atlanta, is a hotshot who has to learn to be a team player. Drumline, in other words, is unabashedly a kind of collegiate Top Drum, but the film is exceedingly well acted, and the on-the-field scenes are photographed with such vibrance that you feel as if you’re standing in the nerve center of a glittering funk machine.

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Drumline

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 119 minutes
director
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