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  • Summary: Step Up 2 the Streets is the follow-up to the smash hit Step Up, which ignited theaters in August 2006. When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the school's hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore's underground dance battle "The Streets," she ultimately finds a way to live her dream while building a bridge between her two separate worlds. (Touchstone Pictures) Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Human-spirit cliches and all, the movie accomplishes job one: It moves. It also has a choice soundtrack, spiced by the likes of Missy Elliott’s “Shake Your Pom Pom” and Digital Underground’s immortal “Humpty Dance.”
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    70
    Rather than mixing classical and modern styles the way "Step Up" did, this hip-hop-powered sequel is all about new moves, which should keep the kids coming back after the pic's initial Valentine's Day crush.
  3. The wall-to-wall soundtrack naturally features plenty of today's leading hip-hop and R&B artists, including Flo Rida, T-Pain, Missy Elliott and Trey Songz.
  4. Reviewed by: Felix Vasques Jr.
    50
    The only reason to watch Step Up 2 the Streets, and I mean the only reason, is Briana Evigan.
  5. 50
    The stepping is terrific and the climactic sequence, a knowing nod to the infamous Bollywood "wet sari" number, is a knock out. But the united colors of we-can-overcome cuties, predictable class conflicts and sanitized keeping-it-real bluster bring the story's intensely formulaic nature into the.
  6. 50
    The current, much better Canadian movie "How She Move" has a more realistic grip on the racial politics of hip-hop-dance.
  7. Let's wait for a movie where they do get it all right: story, acting and dancing. It'll happen, just not this time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 3 out of 31
  1. Oct 31, 2010
    9
    this is way much better than the first movie
  2. Apr 13, 2013
    8
    This was a decent sequel to the first Step Up film, despite being pretty corny. Anyone that loves a good dance flick will obviously enjoy it, but if it's not what you like then stay away. I personally liked it as I like these types of films and the dancing looks great. It lacked a little in substance but made up for in visuals I guess, and even the acting was so-so at times, but the starts did shine when they needed to. Overall a decent sequel and a worthy addition to the series. Expand
  3. Jun 3, 2013
    6
    Enjoyable for a while, but not that great of a movie, again. The first 'Step Up' was mostly ballet, but 'Step Up 2: The Streets' is all street dancing. The break dancing moves are actually pretty good for this sequel and and there's better character's in this as well. However, the acting and the plot are completely lackluster. Most of the actor's in this film aren't even actors or actresses, besides Briana Evigan and Will Kemp, but they can't even dance. It really is hard to find the right people who can dance and act at the same time for a film like this, and it shows. Expand
  4. Jul 27, 2012
    5
    So far, this is my least favorite of the Step-up movies. The plot is average and the male lead had no charisma. It gets 5 points because the female lead was pretty good and the dancers of the supporting cast were very impressive (they danced much better than the leads). Despite the good dancers, I still thought the choreography could have been better. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2013
    4
    As this film is a sequel from. step up, the quality really fell down. First of all, the story was too centred on the two main characters. One thing I liked in the first movie was the fact that there was a story, and a developement of the characters. In this one, the guy had already known everyone and suddenly joined the group without any problems. I wouldn't call them secondary characters, but extras, as their participation had no influence in the story. They mostly danced and hardly acted, they were only used to fill the girl's group.
    Also, the story was very predictable. (Sarcasm alert) A talented and beautiful young girl who dreams of being dancer is dropped out from her group! She then meets a (suposely) handsome and charismatic guy, Who imediately offers his help, by joining an entire group, just for her. Besides already having boyfriend she gives him hopes and becomes interested on him. Then, there are two other characters: the friend who is in love with the guy and a boy that loves her( the guy's friend, not the main girl). The group, in order to obtain respect from the girl's old companions, forget about their dignity and enters some street competition just to show them they're the best oh! Clichê, what would be of the production without you...). And they win, what a surprise! end of sarcasm)
    The soundtrack also didn't surprise me. In my opinion, the objective of a sequel should be to make a movie in order to supass the previous one. This one gave me the feeling it was only made to sell. There was no realism at all, they just gave the viewer what he wanted: a perfect story.
    If you liked this movie, you should watch the first one to understand what I'm talking about.
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