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Step Up Revolution Reviews

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Stephanie Steinberg
Boston Globe
July 26, 2012
Not as cringe-worthy as you would expect from the fourth "Step Up" installment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Hillary Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 26, 2012
Sadly, somewhere between a split and a fist pump, Revolution fell flat, and I found myself wishing for Magic Mike in 3-D.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tara Brady
Irish Times
August 10, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
July 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Monica Castillo
Dig Boston
January 22, 2013
Despite the fact that there are four choreographers listed on the IMDB credits, even a few of the routines felt flat.
Kate Erbland
Film School Rejects
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Molly Eichel
Philadelphia Daily News
July 26, 2012
"Step Up Revolution" is the series' "Live Free or Die Hard": There are more explosions and the stakes are laughably higher.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
July 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
August 9, 2012
The fourth in the series of frenetic dance films is as formulaic as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 25, 2012
"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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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William Goss
Film.com
July 27, 2012
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.
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Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
July 26, 2012
Despite their infectious energy and some mind-blowing moves, there's a chaotic formlessness to even the best of these set pieces
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Grierson
Screen International
July 25, 2012
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.
Alison Willmore
Movieline
July 25, 2012
While the editing creates a sense of frantic momentum, it's also dizzying and disorienting.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Matthew Razak
Flixist.com
July 27, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 35/100
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
January 22, 2013
The dancing is the one thing - and I mean the ONE THING - that the film has going for it, and it's not showcased as well as it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 5, 2012
Who knew dance could save Miami? Beyond the dancing (which is good), the story seems created for a 5th grader.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
July 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
July 30, 2012
... the series rises again to the mediocrity it attained in the first two movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
July 26, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Wilkins
Reel Reviews
January 22, 2013
Janet Smith
Georgia Straight
January 22, 2013
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
January 22, 2013
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 22, 2013
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