Step Reviews

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January 27, 2020
Step isn't just a documentary, it's an empowering and rapturous celebration.
October 18, 2019
Step is one of those documentaries that both fascinates and uplifts.
July 21, 2019
It's not unreasonable to assume that the title doesn't refer to this chosen form of dancing as much as it refers to the steps each girl must take if she wants to break free from her surroundings and escape into the world at large.
July 16, 2019
This summer's mega-budget blockbusters can't pack the cathartic punch provided by the most satisfying moments in Step's triumphant third act. And this is real life.
April 26, 2019
The girls' journey touches our hearts but the real inspirational story is that of these two dedicated educators, who are the true heroes of Step.
April 16, 2019
Tightly edited at under 90 minutes, the film also finds an ideal resolution, culminating in college response letters and graduation. A hand-clapping, foot-stomping crowd-pleaser all around.
February 28, 2019
As tribute to everyday people working hard and staying selfless in tough situations, Step shines.
February 28, 2019
I loved films like Wonder Woman or Dunkirk but nothing has wowed me like Step.
November 9, 2018
Step is an incredibly relevant example of how hard and rewarding it can be to succeed at life when there is every challenge to block your path.
October 24, 2018
Do you want to feel good about the world? Like even though Trump is in power, all hope is not lost? Watch this movie and let the girl power magic wash over you.
August 21, 2018
Step pays respect to the small decisions and conversations that help empower disenfranchised families to break free from crippling cycles of poverty and fear.
June 13, 2018
Bring girlfriends and tissues because this movie will have you all the way in your feelings. We cried both happy and sad tears, but we definitely cried.
February 9, 2018
The rare thrilling dance competition movie that's also an underdog sports tale.
January 24, 2018
Kudos to Lipitz and her team, and kudos, especially, to Blessin, Cori, Tayla, Gari, Paula and the rest for their incredible journey.
January 7, 2018
Debutante filmmaker Amanda Lipitz has a Broadway background, and it shows in the movie's unabashed predilection for emotion, feel for rhythm and dance, and generous narrative edits.
December 28, 2017
The documentary is straightforward and powerful.
December 27, 2017
It's a celebration of courage, triumph and redemption, and of a groundbreaking school which has helped many young women to escape the grim statistics of a city affected by poverty, crime and gun violence.
December 18, 2017
... I heartily recommend rounding up friends and family (bring those older kids) for the feel-good high school documentary Step.
December 14, 2017
A film whose uplifting conclusions are tailor-made to make a viewer leave feeling that the world is a better place than when we started.
December 13, 2017
On the one hand, this is a joyful film about families overcoming hardships and young women going off to college against the odds. On the other hand it is tragic to know that most children don't get educational opportunities of this caliber.
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