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Not as cringe-worthy as you would expect from the fourth "Step Up" installment.
| Original Score: 2/4
Sadly, somewhere between a split and a fist pump, Revolution fell flat, and I found myself wishing for Magic Mike in 3-D.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
One can't help but feel that if the franchise hasn't jumped the shark it's certainly stepping over a finned killer fish with abandon. Damn. We've been served.
| Original Score: 2/5
She's a rich daddy's girl! He's from the wrong side of the tracks! They bridge their socio-economic gap through the power of dance! Rinse, repeat.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
| Original Score: C+
"Step Up Revolution" is the series' "Live Free or Die Hard": There are more explosions and the stakes are laughably higher.
Some of the highly-choreographed dance scenes are enjoyable, though the hang around way too long. But whenever the music stops and the characters try to talk to each other, it's pure death.
The fourth in the series of frenetic dance films is as formulaic as ever.
"Step Up: Revolution" is the fourth of the "Step Up" movies, a series of unconnected stories that serve as showcases for the kinds of young stars who sincerely hope they'll soon be in better movies.
With the most wooden leads of the series to date - an MMA fighter and a "So You Think You Can Dance" alum - the drama between the dancing has never felt more interminable.
Despite their infectious energy and some mind-blowing moves, there's a chaotic formlessness to even the best of these set pieces
Graceful in their movements, wooden in their emoting, the film's stars dance with such propulsive confidence that one is almost willing to forgive the story's many cliches.
While the editing creates a sense of frantic momentum, it's also dizzying and disorienting.
| Original Score: 6/10
Spectacle works if you can keep it cohesive and making sense, but Speer and his editor chop his dance sequences together like one shot doesn't affect the other.
| Original Score: 35/100
| Original Score: C
Who knew dance could save Miami? Beyond the dancing (which is good), the story seems created for a 5th grader.
| Original Score: 5/10
Isn't the worst of the series, but it's the laziest, doing away with any type of dramatic substance and basic elements of logic to forge ahead as an extended music video.
| Original Score: D
... the series rises again to the mediocrity it attained in the first two movies.
The choreography is solid throughout, but director Scott Speer gets in his own way every time, relentlessly shifting camera angles to close-ups and reaction shots when he should be letting us witness the spectacle.
Dance movie is formulaic but boasts some fun sequences.