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6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 59
  2. Negative: 10 out of 59

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  1. Aug 12, 2010
    3
    They're only garbage can lids, but it's her garbage can lids; an old woman, outside, sweeping her brownstone front, whom Moose(Adam G. Sevani) and Camille(Allyson Stone) taunt, as these NYU students disturb the aluminum covers before throwing them to the ground, once they outlive their usefulness as appropriated percussions. The kids owe the townie an apology, but with Fred Astaire's "I Won't Dance"(from William Seiter's "Roberta") playing over the soundtrack, their sense of entitlement is easy to overlook. But it's there. The archaic music, dislocated from its period, in conjunction with the New York setting, can't help but conjure up Woody Allen, who employs pre-rock-and-roll music in all of his films, and fancies the intellectual upper-class. Arguably, this seemingly harmless encounter is a case of class warfare. And their hubris doesn't stop there, as Moose and Camille help themselves to a pair of in-line scooters, no doubt angering its young owners, turned off by the flippant affectedness of these hoofin' strangers, who heave the wheels across the sidewalk with practiced nonchalance. Appropriately enough, the song and dance begins at a Mister Softee truck, since Moose and Camille owe these children(and the old woman) some frosty treats, as payment for the minor vandalism brought upon the quiet block, due to their self-involvement. Moose, an engineering major, can't concentrate on his studies, because Luke(Rick Malambri), a budding filmmaker, has no qualms in pulling his protege out of classes, perhaps, out of jealousy; perhaps, he yearns to be a film major, and not the financeer of a lame dance troupe. If he's so talented, another Tarantino insists Natalie(Sharni Vinton), why doesn't she fill out a NYU application for him? Expand
  2. May 29, 2011
    4
    The best things in the movie are the crazy dances, the fantastic coreographies, the miscellaneous beats, and the music. The actor Adam Sevani was great, he rocked much as in the second movie. I'd like to say the same thing about the couple, chiefly the guy, he's pretty, but the performance was awful, even like that they had a good quimic, they should have improved the performance. At the end was awesome, but it didn't pass over that, it missed too much to be really good. Expand
  3. Jun 20, 2013
    3
    WOW. That was a waste of time. The first two movies were good and entertaining. This one was bad. It was too predictable the 3d was bad and the dance moves were not interesting and magical. I had great expectations for a 3D dance film but this Step up was bad. Such a pity...
  4. 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 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?
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
  1. An exhilarating summer treat for all ages.
  2. 50
    The advanced 3-D technology of today meets the mothballed clich├ęs of yesteryear in Step Up 3D.
  3. Reviewed by: Julia Turner
    20
    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.