Step Up Reviews

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October 30, 2006
While Tatum has rough charm, Dewan is more dancer than actress.
October 28, 2006
This is a cliche-ridden movie by people to whom formula is clearly mother's milk.
October 24, 2006
Debut director Anne Fletcher fails to put a new spin on umpteen romantic hoofers.
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 12, 2006
For a movie about dancing, Step Up is pretty clumsy on its feet.
August 12, 2006
Step Up may sizzle on the dance floor, but when the dancing stops, the film fizzles.
August 12, 2006
A lot of movies are derivative. What makes Step Up particularly dispiriting is that it has almost nothing fresh to add.
August 12, 2006
It's almost as wrong-headed as it is pre-fabricated.
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.
August 12, 2006
The cast is only one of the picture's shortcomings. It has clunky dialogue, a derivative storyline and some hypocrisy.
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.
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.
August 12, 2006
Until the movie stumbles under the weight of its noble intentions and its tediously formulaic story, it delivers a few lively, well-shot dance sequences and some winning moments.
August 12, 2006
Aside from the dance steps, you've seen it all before.
August 12, 2006
Dirty Dancing by way of 8 Mile might be the best way to describe Step Up, a likable, predictable musical drama.
August 12, 2006
It's the storytelling that keeps landing on its keister.
August 12, 2006
Any guy who sits through this date movie deserves to get to third base at least.
August 12, 2006
Step Up is about following the teen-dance movie recipe without variations, right up to the big finale. By then, Wake Up would have been a better title.
August 12, 2006
Step Up sprints over its own soggy foundation of dance movie clichs with the sheer exuberance of its propulsively cut dance sequences.
August 12, 2006
The cast of mostly unknown actors, who can all really move and sing, are given a story that doesn't make sense and lines that are boring at best and nonsensical at worst.
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