Step Up Synopsis
A troubled guy's (Channing Tatum) dancing attracts the attention of a ballerina (Jenna Dewan).
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Alive with infectious rhythm, likable characters, and slick dance moves, Step Up gives clichés a good name.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
Step, under the sure hand of director-choreographer Anne Fletcher, quickly discovers its own virtuoso charms. Two of them are its leads.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Both Tatum and Dewan know how to move, and their co-stars (including musicians Mario and Drew Sidora) are equally gifted.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Once in a great while, a film of insight and wisdom defines a generation. Step Up is not that film. Instead, it's the sort of mildly...
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New York Post

The teen dance drama Step Up seems like it was not only inspired by a Janet Jackson video but entirely written during one.
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It really never amounts to more than a barely warmed over rehash of teen dance flick moves.
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USA Today

For a movie about dancing, Step Up is pretty clumsy on its feet.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
While its sexy young lead performers and enjoyable dance sequences should provide some boxoffice enticement, this directorial debut from...
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Chicago Tribune

It's no accident that the credits for the movie are a Who's Who of dance movie alumni: Director Anne Fletcher choreographed "Bring It On";...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The dreary teen drama Step Up appears to be cobbled together from bits and pieces of successful movies.
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Better than the second

By KettiG
For all the people who havent seen the first movie it is better than the second...

This movie is sexy!

By TanyathePrincess
I love the way they dance! This movie's got great classical music mixed with awesome beats! I love it! (Plus Channing Tatum is a hottie!)...

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By da_moviecolic_06
l love this movie its awesome it my favorite film this film is amazing everybody must see this film incredible heyy dance 4ever!!!!...

Made me want to get up and dance.

By audreyluvsu3
This movie is the best dance movie I have ever seen! Usually they are all the same about a ballroom dance instructor trying to teach troubled teens how to putter around the dance floor. This is WAY...

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By POPkorn
This is one of the best movies I have ever seen!!! It has a terrific story line and great characters to match. You'll fall in love with this movie immediately! I love how everything clicks and...


By xtremskier
step up is my new favorite movie!! it had a great story. Channing Tatum is a good actor, and hes hot!!!...

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By 08080
I really liked this movie. It’s one of my favorites and I recommend it to anyone who loves excitement, romance, and dancing....


By adrum
i love this series espacislly this one...

I luv it

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Step Up Movie Review

By Spencer27057
80 out of 100 A heart-touching film that keep the beat to dances and the music a exhilarating movie for teens....

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Rated PG-13 | For thematic elements, brief violence and innuendo
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Clichd dance movie with some fun moves.
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