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Step Up 3 (2010)

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46

Average Rating: 5.1/10
Reviews Counted: 117
Fresh: 54 | Rotten: 63

It may not contain believable acting or a memorable plot, but Step Up 3-D delivers solid choreography and stunning visuals.

54

Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 24
Fresh: 13 | Rotten: 11

It may not contain believable acting or a memorable plot, but Step Up 3-D delivers solid choreography and stunning visuals.

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Average Rating: 3.6/5
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Movie Info

The filmmakers of the hit Step Up and Step Up 2: The Streets movies reunite to bring you Step Up 3. Urban street dancing goes global in an electrifying new story with mind blowing dance moves. The House of Pirates dance crew are pitched against their long time rivals, the House of Samurai at the upcoming World Jam Competition. In an exhilarating and energetic dance battle against the world's best hip hop dancers, this high-stakes showdown will change all their lives forever..

PG-13,

Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts

Amy Andelson, Emily Meyer

Dec 21, 2010

$42.4M

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All Critics (118) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (54) | Rotten (63) | DVD (5)

Who needs competent acting and writing when there are so many shiny, pretty things flying right at you?

August 23, 2010 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club
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I think it actually honors the art form of dance, but not in a solemn, highbrow way.

August 10, 2010 Full Review Source: At the Movies
At the Movies
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Functions less as a story than as a catalog of references meant to interest a young audience: mixed martial arts, parkour, X-games, Red Hook, Chinatown, D.I.Y. filmmaking.

August 6, 2010 Full Review Source: New York Times | Comment (1)
New York Times
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The dance scenes are inventive and pop out in all kinds of strange places.

August 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Globe and Mail
Globe and Mail
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Though director Jon Chu brings admirable energy and imagination to Step Up 3D's dance extravaganzas, he can't animate shockingly wooden performances or cure stumble-footed dialogue.

August 6, 2010 Full Review Source: MSN Movies
MSN Movies
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The main reason to see Step Up 3D is for the high-energy dancing and innovative camerawork, and on those points it delivers.

August 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Blends the narrative, the dancing, and the music in a vibrant way that hasn't been captured before. Otherwise, it's really just more of the same.

July 24, 2012 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
DustinPutman.com

With each successive film, whatever passes for story becomes all the more shallow and trite--and the movies as a whole actually get *better*.

July 23, 2012 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Plotting along at an infantile level, the story here is nothing new and hardly means anything.

June 29, 2012 Full Review Source: UR Chicago Magazine

Genuine and genuinely infectious.

March 5, 2011 Full Review Source: Projection Booth
Projection Booth

Incredibly stupid in just about every way. And yet, it had what may have been my favorite scene at the movies this year...[Blu-ray 3D]

January 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

The latest entry in a consistently underwhelming series...

December 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Whilst the film attempts to advocate the organic and liberating tenets of dance, it contradicts this message though consumerism and unashamed product placement.

October 29, 2010 Full Review Source: Moviedex
Moviedex

The only laugh comes during the end credits, when the phrase 'featuring characters created by Duane Adler' pops up onto the screen. This film had characters? Now that's entertainment.

October 21, 2010 Full Review Source: Quickflix
Quickflix

Step Up 3D is one D too many. This gimmick-laden film is filled with clichés in the production as well as the script.

October 2, 2010 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Step Up 3D ima isforsiranih momenata no na sreću takvih je malo pa vrijeme provedeno ispred ekrana relativno brzo prolazi

September 12, 2010 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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full review at Movies for the Masses

September 11, 2010 Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses
Movies for the Masses

While I did have fun while watching it, I can't say for sure if I would have been quite so forgiving if I had actually paid to see it.

August 23, 2010 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

This, the latest variation on the "follow your dream" dance fantasy, draws an ever sharper line between tip-top street dance and bottom-of-the-class dialogue and acting.

August 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Independent
Independent

The 3-D at its best pops (a red-gloved dancer bursts out from the screen as if diving through a window), but more often it's merely Dramamine-inducing.

August 23, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

This is a very silly movie, but it's a pretty fun one as well.

August 23, 2010 Full Review Source: ComingSoon.net
ComingSoon.net

When Step Up 3D isn't throwing stuff at the crowd, its dance sequences do jump out of the screen in a pretty cool way. The routines are impressive, but the plot less so.

August 17, 2010 Full Review Source: The Standard | Comments (4)
The Standard

A major notch above its predecessors if only for its magnificent dance sequences and skillful choreography, but that doesn't mean you should invest time in it...

August 17, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

It sounds bad but I still had fun. It's got creative dance moves, decent choreography and a solid soundtrack.

August 16, 2010 Full Review Source: ABC Radio Brisbane
ABC Radio Brisbane

Who would've thought the best use of 3-D yet in film would be a "Step Up" movie?

August 14, 2010 Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Comment (1)
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Audience Reviews for Step Up 3

"Step Up 3" is meant to be a showcase for the extremely talented dancing (which is what the series is meant to be as well) but it does something that it's two predecessors failed, create a likeable atmosphere and care about the characters involved. Sure it's cliched, but there are aspects that are not and those were a very nice touch. Nothing about this film is groundbreaking, but the look of the film is very bright and colourful making for a very engaging film. The acting is actually pretty decent with the exception of a few, but those are forgivable. I enjoyed the first two as guilty pleasures, but I genuinely like this film for everything that it is. "Step Up 3" is a huge improvement and the dancing is even better than ever. If you are looking for a great story, you still will not get it, but at least the filmmakers cared about the story they were getting across this time around. Decent flick!
August 8, 2014
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

America's Best Dance Crew: The Movie. What're you gonna expect? This movie is straight up made from cheese, the camera work was equivalent to TV soap opera camera work (except for the dance scenes), and the acting & dialogue was cringe inducing. But what works with "Step Up 3D" is the homage to all different dancing styles (from hip-hop to musicals) and the excellent choreography in the dancing scenes. This is one of those movies where you wanna fast forward through the movie till you hit a dance scene.
March 10, 2012
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

weak storyline but I enjoyed the dancing scenes it was so amusing.
January 11, 2012
Crashinkov

Super Reviewer

Oh ma gosh, I should be sainted for sitting through another dance film with no substance, character structure, or for that matter, characters who anyone cares about. The plot could have veered into mass murder, and I wouldn't have batted an eye. Condescending to the audience's intelligence, the plot focuses on a warehouse, owned by...some guy, and inhabited with a flock of dancers. Comparing the three films, this resembles the first, a boring and clichéd dance movie with very little to care about except the frequent scenes of "battles" between crews. Looking over all the flaws of this disaster movie in the wrong genre, I think it was Luke, the owner of the loft, who irritated me the most. His attributes include: filmmaker (with a Flip Video. Ooh, fancy), no back-story that is either believable or worthy of screen time, and a personality that infuriates me. "You have an exam for a class that counts for twenty-five percent of your grade at a private university? Skip it and come dance with us!" What is the moral or message to this overhyped nonsense? Listen to the skeevy guy you meet in the park, then skip school, ignore your friends, and it'll all work out somehow? Nice for the kids to take away with. At least the second film featured some original choreography and sequences unrelated to the usual glosh of this genre. SU3 could not deliver on this, featuring an outdated soundtrack, lazy camerawork, and no chemistry between the romantic leads. Maybe it's better in 3-D, but I'm guessing suck can't be masked by a foot coming out of the screen.
June 24, 2011
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    1. Moose: I dance because dancing changes things...
    – Submitted by Pearl-Joy P (21 months ago)
    1. Moose: You know, some famous guy once said: 'To travel is better than to arrive.' And I was like, 'What?' Because I used to think that there was only one path to take to where you want to be in life. But, if you choose that one path, it doesn't mean you have to abandon all the other ones.I realize it actually what happens along the way that counts; the stumbles, the falls, and the friendships. It's the journey and not the destination. You just gotta, I guess, trust that the future is gonna work itself out like it's supposed to.
    – Submitted by Britt V (2 years ago)
    1. Luke: What is it that you love about dance?
    2. Natalie: Everything you need to know is in my dancing.
    3. Luke: Everything?
    – Submitted by Kerwin M (2 years ago)
    1. Luke: You up for a little competition?
    2. Camille: I never lose.
    – Submitted by Kerwin M (2 years ago)
    1. Moose: I was born to be the Ashley to your Mary-Kate.
    – Submitted by Kerwin M (2 years ago)
    1. Luke: Welcome to my house.
    – Submitted by Kerwin M (2 years ago)
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