Metascore
45

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23

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Critic Reviews

  1. Director Jon Chu (Step Up 2 the Streets) ably exploits the 3D format, constantly moving the action forward and upward. The color and music also pop, as do scene stealers Martin and Facundo Lombard, Argentine twins whose comedic talents nearly match their dizzying footwork.
  2. Back for a third go-around, the Step Up franchise is still as light on story as it is on its feet, but audiences looking to get a cinematic workout from the high-stepping action served up here could do a lot worse.
  3. 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.
  4. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    60
    This vapid street-dance soap opera boasts the series' flashiest moves and klutziest script yet, like a brilliant acrobat with a speech impediment; it's also one of the few 3D releases since "Avatar" to make compelling use of the format.
  5. 50
    The advanced 3-D technology of today meets the mothballed clichés of yesteryear in Step Up 3D.
  6. The third instalment of the Step Up dance-romance franchise shifts the action from Baltimore to New York, adds a D to the 3 and invades your space with bubbles, balloons and a whole lotta breakin'.
  7. 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.
  8. Sure, it's nifty enough to see dust particles swirling or hands swooshing at you, but mostly the 3-D muddles the invention and exquisiteness of the film's raison d'être: the dancing.
  9. Step Up 3D is so lacking in any kind of edge, it might as well be "High School Musical: The Hip-Hop Edition."
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Sep 5, 2010
    5
    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 allThe 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. Dec 22, 2015
    5
    I have not seen the entire series of step-up but I only saw my third great film, buenisimo soundtrack and when they said 3-D if it was shownI have not seen the entire series of step-up but I only saw my third great film, buenisimo soundtrack and when they said 3-D if it was shown but in the middle was boring , the thing does not seem gustrle to criticism but was just the dignity of Jon M. Chu to direct this film . Full Review »
  3. Nov 17, 2013
    1
    I usually enjoy movies with choreography and professional dancers because they're usually exciting to watch. But this one is just tooI 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 »