Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It boasts a generous exuberance and, as entertainment products go, it's surprisingly sweet.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Step Up 3D isn't, in dramatic terms, a very good movie, but it's the first film in a while to use 3-D as more than a marketing ploy; it points toward an original way of making a musical.
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Washington Post

The main reason to see Step Up 3D is for the high-energy dancing and innovative camerawork, and on those points it delivers.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The actors, aside from Sevani, were clearly not cast for their mad acting skills.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Rhythmically, athletically and energetically, Step Up 3D does not disappoint.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
While several of the dance sequences admittedly pack a visual pop, the added dimension does the hokey scripting and some of the acting no favors by amplifying their already noticeable shortcomings.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Aimed at teens and tweens, the almost-squeaky-clean Step Up 3-D shamelessly piles on the corn, stacking it so high that it's bound to tilt over and collapse.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Step Up 3D is so lacking in any kind of edge, it might as well be "High School Musical: The Hip-Hop Edition."
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Watching this movie in 3-D is very much like sticking one's head in a blender and hitting "pulse."
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
In Step Up 3D, what's going on is: nothing.
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45 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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