Hip Hop-eration

Hip Hop-eration

Hip Hop-eration

A feel-good documentary following the journey of elderly Kiwis training to compete in the World Hip-Hop Championships in Las Vegas. The film explores the lives and motivations of the ambitious Waiheke Island senior citizens within the dance group.

2014Rating: PG, Offensive language93 minsNew Zealand
ComedyDocumentary
Director:
Bryn Evans ('From Street to Sky')
94%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Coming out of nowhere is this New Zealand Film Commission-funded documentary about a Waiheke community of elderly Kiwis that forms a hip-hop dance crew, an activity that troupe manager Billy Jordan initiates to get the pensioners “out of their comfort zone.” Ironically, this film never leaves the familiar zone of ‘feel-good doco 101’, but Hip Hop-eration hits raw magic when exploring separate stories from the past of its senior cast.

3.0

Heart Warming

I took my Grandma and one of her friends to see this and not only did they love it but I find myself smiling to. There are lessons to be leart from watching an older generation in any capacity but watching them this way in that they are having fun is so inspirational. As they say 'lyfe is for living' and we all loved it.

5.0

Over rated local film

I took my mum to see this after reading some good local reviews. I found it watchable but certainly nothing more.My mum (no spring chicken) actually found it a little offensive as she and her friends are all still very active and the whole premise of the docco is that it is amazing that this group of seniors can still get out of their armchairs. Are we...

1.0

A genuine crowd pleaser

I think it would be impossible not to like this film. It is an inspiring, uplifting and charming movie that will warm the heart of everyone who sees it. Hip Op-Eration (the average age is 79) is is a dance group from Waiheke island, whose members remind us beautifully that life is the most precious gift we have and it is not to be wasted even and...

5.0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

Runs you through the gamut of emotions and leaves you feeling on top of the world.

5.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

There is joy in this film, enough personal history to lend some real flesh and pathos to the tale, and a very genuine celebration of lives very well lived.

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

If you loved 'Young@Heart', 'Ping Pong' or 'Autumn Gold'... 'Hip Hop-eration' is for you.

4.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A little trimming and tightening to the storytelling here and there would have elevated the experience, but this is a really enjoyable watch.

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Coming out of nowhere is this New Zealand Film Commission-funded documentary about a Waiheke community of elderly Kiwis that forms a hip-hop dance crew, an activity that troupe manager Billy Jordan initiates to get the pensioners “out of their comfort zone.” Ironically, this film never leaves the familiar zone of ‘feel-good doco 101’, but Hip Hop-eration hits raw magic when exploring separate stories from the past of its senior cast.

3.0
Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

press

Runs you through the gamut of emotions and leaves you feeling on top of the world.

5.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

There is joy in this film, enough personal history to lend some real flesh and pathos to the tale, and a very genuine celebration of lives very well lived.

4.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

If you loved 'Young@Heart', 'Ping Pong' or 'Autumn Gold'... 'Hip Hop-eration' is for you.

4.0
Newshub

Newshub

press

A little trimming and tightening to the storytelling here and there would have elevated the experience, but this is a really enjoyable watch.

Heart Warming

I took my Grandma and one of her friends to see this and not only did they love it but I find myself smiling to. There are lessons to be leart from watching an older generation in any capacity but watching them this way in that they are having fun is so inspirational. As they say 'lyfe is for living' and we all loved it.

5.0

Over rated local film

I took my mum to see this after reading some good local reviews. I found it watchable but certainly nothing more.My mum (no spring chicken) actually found it a little offensive as she and her friends are all still very active and the whole premise of the docco is that it is amazing that this group of seniors can still get out of their armchairs. Are we...

1.0

A genuine crowd pleaser

I think it would be impossible not to like this film. It is an inspiring, uplifting and charming movie that will warm the heart of everyone who sees it. Hip Op-Eration (the average age is 79) is is a dance group from Waiheke island, whose members remind us beautifully that life is the most precious gift we have and it is not to be wasted even and...

5.0