Step Up 2 the Streets Reviews

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November 17, 2011
March 28, 2008
Standard, well-made, urban dance movie.
March 25, 2008
Will dance triumph over adversity? Will love between two attractive vacuous actors conquer all?
February 19, 2008
I can't quite recommend it, but... for a certain demographic why not.
February 15, 2008
Promises to hit all the urban-dance hallmarks with sledgehammer intensity.
February 14, 2008
Only any good when people are dancing.
February 14, 2008
For all of its ragin' dance moves and rebellious talk, is high-spirited and harmless. An MC at one dance contest declares, "This ain't 'High School Musical'!" Oh, but it is.
February 14, 2008
Stumbl[es] gracelessly from point A to point B and hitting all the expected notes in the process.
February 14, 2008
Let's wait for a movie where they do get it all right: story, acting and dancing. It'll happen, just not this time.
February 14, 2008
The story may be old, but these kids act -- and dance -- as though they are telling it for the first time.
February 14, 2008
Step Up 2 the Streets posits a universe where racial and class differences are minor obstacles to fun and pretends its clichs aren't clichs.
February 14, 2008
Doesn't measure up.
February 14, 2008
Dance scenes feel like a diversion, since the story, acting and dialogue are sadly lacking in originality and substance.
February 14, 2008
Reeks of artificiality and phoney emotion.
February 14, 2008
Completely predictable.
February 14, 2008
Providing you're not hip-hop- or cliche-averse, see Step Up 2 the Streets with the right expectations and you'll be pleasantly surprised.
February 14, 2008
The dance has to be good because the rest of the movie is one long cliche.
February 13, 2008
As strictly formulaic as its predecessor, this installment generally gets the job done, essentially resembling a longform music video interrupted by a perfunctory plot.
February 13, 2008
It doesn't skimp on cool pretzel moves.
February 13, 2008
Step Up 2 features nearly as much dancing as it does dialogue, and that's a good thing, considering the after-school special quality of its obligatory emotional scenes.
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