Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Watching this movie in 3-D is very much like sticking one's head in a blender and hitting "pulse."
  2. 38
    It's the same movie as the earlier "gotta dance" over-choreographed crunk-and-breakdance epics. Exactly the same.
  3. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Meant to take the scrappy and often ingeniously choreographed dance sequences to the next level, the result is stalled between floors: Some sick moves get even sicker; some become distorted and freakishly distracting.
  4. 30
    The dancers may be skilled, but their work has no meaning in terms of the story -- it's pure spectacle, and numbingly repetitive spectacle at that.
  5. 25
    Step Up 3D is strictly 1D. Tired choreography and moldy hip-hop gestures accompany insipid characters.
  6. In Step Up 3D, what's going on is: nothing.
  7. Reviewed by: Julia Turner
    Preposterous plot devices, leaden acting, and clunktastic dialogue are acceptable in a dance movie, but bad choreography is not, and it's during the dance scenes that Step Up 3D fails.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Sep 5, 2010
    The plot, the script, and (for the most part) the acting are weak, imo, but the dance scenes make this movie worth seeing if you are at all interested in seeing dancing on the large screen. Full Review »
  2. Nov 17, 2013
    I usually enjoy movies with choreography and professional dancers because they're usually exciting to watch. But this one is just too mediocre. The worst part is that I feel no efforts from the writers to build a fresh storyline. How many times have we seen this kind of plot, ffs? Full Review »
  3. Jun 25, 2013
    The third addition in the Step Up series is probably just as good as the first and better than the third. Corny as they are there's no denying there is some great dancing in these films, and visually they look great! Don't know about the message they put out there when it comes to Moose skipping classes to dance, but Sevani is easily the most talented dancer in the film and plays a very funny character. Fans of the series will not be disappointed and dance fans alike will love it too Full Review »