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Step Up 3-D Reviews

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Shannon Wright

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

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 29, 2010
Simon Miraudo

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.

Full Review Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 2/5

October 21, 2010
Matt Neal
The Standard

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.

Full Review Source: The Standard | Original Score: 2/5

August 17, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's the same movie as the earlier "gotta dance" over-choreographed crunk-and-breakdance epics. Exactly the same. Well, stripped of any hint of edge or sex appeal.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 5, 2010
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Unless you're a Happy Meal-wielding tween, you should probably step off

Full Review Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: D+

August 12, 2010
Don Groves

Alas, the extra dimension doesn't compensate for a clichéd, predictable plot, one dimensional characters, mediocre performances and dopey dialogue.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 5, 2010
William Goss

Just as people go to the Final Destination films for the death scenes, anyone still turning out to see a Step Up flick is in it for the dance scenes, not the character arcs.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

August 6, 2010
Giles Hardie
Sydney Morning Herald

By adding 3D, Step Up 3 has morphed from a film into that creepy guy who dances at you in clubs.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 2/5

August 8, 2010
Mike Hale
New York Times
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 6, 2010
Mayer Nissim
Digital Spy

So devoid of spark and humour that no matter how loud or fast or yoof it gets, it still feels like an endless slog.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 2/5

August 3, 2010
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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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.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 6, 2010
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

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.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 2/4

August 23, 2010
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The dance sequences in Step Up 3-D are thrilling, but the script is strictly 1-D.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 6, 2010
Bill Gibron

a trial to endure

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 8, 2010
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine

It's like Muppets Take Manhattan, but replace a milquetoast young artiste for an amnesiac frog and a group of muppets for a post-racial group of seamlessly integrated metrosexuals.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 0/4

August 11, 2010
Thomas Leupp

The conventions of quality cinema just got served.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 1/5

August 5, 2010
Brian Orndorf

The script doesn't even try to find an edge, serving scripted tripe to unprepared actors, making the dramatic stretches of the movie a real pain to sit through. The feature should've cut footloose and stayed there.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D+

August 6, 2010
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

... the dances are juiced up with all kinds of snazzy digital effects ... Were the dances digitally created as well? Maybe not, but the suspicion alone is fatal.

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 1/5

August 13, 2010
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Saw 3D looked like the scariest tri-dimensional offering at the movies this year. Until now.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

August 6, 2010
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Even with the addition of 3-D it feels as if the Step Up series has nothing new to offer.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

August 9, 2010
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
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