Step Up Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
August 19, 2012
Displays atypical laziness and tone-deaf direction for a feature concerning the electric boogaloo secrets of the underprivileged.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
July 24, 2012
Even if the picture breaks no new ground, the verve of the actors and their fancy footwork is half the battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Clichéd dance movie with some fun moves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 17, 2010
The dance numbers are high octane, and the characters are likable enough to make us want to hang with them through a plot we've seen so many times before it's like movie muscle memory takes over.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 14, 2008
Predictable dance melodrama with little to recommend it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
September 14, 2007
For the movie--and audiences--the good news is that both Tatum and Dewan are just enough to best the bum script. They are likeable and their dance talent is undeniable.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 25, 2007
The TV spots claim that it "captures the voice of a generation," and if that's the case, then the voice of the youth hasn't changed at all in the five years Save the Last Dance lit up the box office.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jette Kernion
Cinematical
April 8, 2007
Tatum and Dewan have none of the chemistry of Astaire and Rogers, but with help from a good supporting cast and talented choreography, the movie rises slightly above the usual cookie-cutter dance-movie fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
Fletcher shows no real talent for the dramatic scenes.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 1, 2007
...this is lowest-common-denominator stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kam Williams
BlackFilm.com
January 14, 2007
Hood hooks-up with dancing debutante for across the tracks romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
December 8, 2006
Mesmo que falhe como historinha de amor, o longa consegue levar o espectador a sair da sala com a sensação de que ao menos em seu aspecto musical o projeto não decepcionou.
| Original Score: 2/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
November 30, 2006
It's the usual case of great dancing, bad acting and even worse dialogue in this very guilty pleasure for fans of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
October 30, 2006
While Tatum has rough charm, Dewan is more dancer than actress.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 28, 2006
...a miscast Rachel Griffiths looks uncomfortable in her role as Principal Gordon and spends her few scenes looking like she's wishing she was somewhere else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Philip French
Guardian
October 28, 2006
This is a cliche-ridden movie by people to whom formula is clearly mother's milk.
October 24, 2006
Debut director Anne Fletcher fails to put a new spin on umpteen romantic hoofers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 23, 2006
This unimaginative, by-the-numbers teen drama never says anything new as it blends dance styles and cultures in innercity Baltimore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
September 5, 2006
Stealing freely from Save the Last Dance but unintentionally nixing the wicked dance moves, this teen turd doesn't even have the logical sense to remove its hunky lead's shirt.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
August 31, 2006
...the dance numbers are overwhelmed by a trite and predictable script that trudges through familiar themes of redemption and acceptance while taking itself far too seriously.
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