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Step Up Reviews

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August 22, 2006
The willingness of said screenwriters to churn these clichés shamelessly makes Step Up an utterly arduous task to sit through.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 19, 2006
It's all strung together by scenes wherein, for no reason at all, everyone dances -- every kind of dance, from break to ballet -- brilliantly, with youth, vigor and passion. And it's great, even when it's silly, which is often.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2006
"Step Up" is just what is sounds like: A dance movie, based on a formula that goes back decades..centuries, even. But its good nature, chemistry between its leads, and, let's face it, enjoyable dance numbers make it entertaining.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2006
Fletcher ably blends ballet and hip-hop, but the filming itself is often clumsy, and Tatum's relentless African American impersonation quickly wears out its welcome.
August 14, 2006
Realistically speaking, this is a nice, inoffensive little movie that won't knock the socks off those of us who know the time-tested formula but will enthrall younger viewers who are unfamiliar with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 14, 2006
Tells us by the numbers that you can move up in your social class if only you can dance the right steps.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 13, 2006
...concentrates less on the odd-couple idiosyncrasies than on what all the characters in the movie share: a love of moving to music.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2006
If you like this genre, there's no reason not to see this. It's a standard teeny bopper romance, that doesn't try to push the envelope. It's a good, safe, bet.
| Original Score: C+
August 12, 2006
For a movie about dancing, Step Up is pretty clumsy on its feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2006
This teen drama may be filled with some great-looking dancing, but its hackneyed, predictable script is a giant step in the wrong direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 12, 2006
Step Up may sizzle on the dance floor, but when the dancing stops, the film fizzles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 12, 2006
A lot of movies are derivative. What makes Step Up particularly dispiriting is that it has almost nothing fresh to add.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 12, 2006
Step Up plods along as if feeding coins into a cliché meter.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 12, 2006
It's almost as wrong-headed as it is pre-fabricated.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 12, 2006
Being an urban dance movie, guns make their appearance, along with every stereotype about hip-hop or the young. Don't believe the hype. Just watch them dance.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2006
The cast is only one of the picture's shortcomings. It has clunky dialogue, a derivative storyline and some hypocrisy.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 12, 2006
Step Up is so predictable, with every scene loudly announcing what the next one is going to show, that teens in the audience will take lots of breaks to text each other on their phones.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 12, 2006
Step Up barely bothers to build a memorable story. Instead, the movie rests entirely on the well-sculpted shoulders of charismatic leads Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 12, 2006
Go for the impressive moves. Tolerate the mediocre story.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 12, 2006
Step Up is light on its feet but stumbles badly once it leaves the dance floor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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