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  • Summary: In the latest chapter of the Step Up series, all-stars from previous installments come together in Las Vegas to battle for a victory that could define their dreams and their careers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
    Aug 8, 2014
    75
    It’s the rare movie that knows its limitations, but also understands how to use form to best convey its strengths, pulling together countless complicated dance scenes in which the relationships between teams and characters come through more clearly than they could through dialogue.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Anderson
    Aug 8, 2014
    67
    The space between the spectacles are just too laborious, creating the odd sensation that there's not quite enough dance in this dance movie.
  3. Reviewed by: Charlotte Runcie
    Aug 6, 2014
    60
    It’s preposterous, but I dare you not to smile at the high-kicking silliness on offer, or the sweetly old-fashioned undertones: as the inevitable final showdown looms, loyalty, hard work and fair play are just as important to the dancers as strutting their stuff.
  4. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Jul 16, 2014
    50
    With even less plot than in previous installments to get in the way of its inventive 3D dance scenes, this fifth pic delivers on spectacle... but lacks in chemistry.
  5. Reviewed by: Amy Nicholson
    Aug 14, 2014
    40
    Step Up All In cuts too fast, the way an MTV hack does when forced to disguise that a starlet can't move.
  6. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Aug 6, 2014
    40
    This really doesn't have the fun or the zip of that earlier Miami adventure. The dialogue is even more tired and, crucially, the dance sequences themselves are looking less fresh this time around.
  7. Reviewed by: Boyd van Hoeij
    Jul 16, 2014
    30
    It is unlikely that a lot of viewers come to see a Step Up film for convincing dialogue or psychological insight into a group of young things trying to make it big in a ruthless industry. But there’s barely any humor that doesn’t feel third-rate and most of the plot threads are so thin that All In occasionally feels like a satire of a dance film.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Aug 8, 2014
    5
    I was one of the first people to see the movie. In my coutry it released really early, I think it was 11th or 18th of July.

    People go to
    see Step Up movies not because of acting skills or special effects or story, but because of dancing skills and music. I've seen every single Step Up movie and all I can say, is that the 3rd installment of the franchise was the best one.
    Step Up 1 had great story and it kicked the sequels going
    Step Up 2 was nice, but the final dance was a diseaster in my opinion.
    Step Up 3- its story was nice, characters were great, music was amazing ( I can still hear some tracks in my head! ) DANCE WAS AMAZING. And the final dance was great. The best movie
    Step up 4 worse than the previous one but still enjoyable. Its story wasnt great, it was pretty generic, but the dancing was cool, as well as music. It felt original in some way.
    Step up 5 - Personally, I think it had a lot of potential that was wasted. A bunch of marvellous dancers and nothing spectacular that came out of it. Mainly because I think that we've seen al of this already in the previous movies. The only character that I'm gonna remember is Iza Miko's portrayal of Alexxa Brava, just because when i saw her on screen, I was in an actual shock. If I hadn't seen The Hunger Games prior to that, I am not sure if my body would be able to handle it.
    Dancing was ok, i liked it, but as I said previously, we've seen it before. What i hated tho, was the music. God it was awful. It was a typical techno-dubstep mush-up. Nothing original, nothing that went outside of the box. Music in this types of movies is a very important aspect and here it didnt work out. Thus I think it was below average, below the level, that the prevous movies established.
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  2. Aug 8, 2014
    5
    One of these days Step Up will realize that it's better for the characters to just whimsically dance like in old musical movie without forcing an already stagnant plot. The movie boasts a dynamic choreography and stellar music to go with it, some are timed just right and they are admittedly entertaining. It commendably tries to bring a dancer's perspective on their life style and tribulation, but the plot often contradicts the effort by putting overly flamboyant characters or tired plot. In the end it's just another drawn out excuse for a dance battle, albeit a rather spectacular one.

    Story revolves around characters from previous installments, collaborating to make a crew to win the high stake dance competition. No Channing Tatum though. If this sounds familiar, it is. There are monetary issues, personal issues and dances in between. For what it's worth, the two leads try to bring more emotion to the mix, although only a few good moments come out of it. Adam Sevani (Moose) is a star, the uncrowned lead of the series. It's quiet amazing that his side story resonates more than the actual main plot.

    Problem arises when the movie attempts to exaggerate flamboyant lifestyle, especially those of celebrity's and their reality television. It's far from witty; in fact the humor tends to fall and becomes tiresome to watch. The main antagonists are mediocre unsavory characters; the male is copied directly from the typical random thug that messes with Chuck Norris or Steven Seagal at a bar, while the female is a botched version of Stanley Tucci's character from Hunger Games.

    When the characters don't banter they perform well. Using odd props and good dance moves, they manage to produce a spectacle. Most of the cast are primarily dancers, so they convince the audience better using motion than poorly written script. Wardrobe looks good, each dance is represented with unique costume, the steampunk one is particularly exceptional. With simple yet effective effect, these dance sequences are the heights of the movie.

    Like any other installments, the plot is almost a hindrance as audience waits for another dance scene to erupt. It does try to make audience relate, although it misses the mark more often than not, which is a shame since it invests plenty of time for it. The glossy choreograph and heart-thumping soundtracks present an enjoyable light flick, and to be fair it's what viewer would expect, but sadly nothing more.
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  3. Aug 10, 2014
    4
    Step Up: All In is the 5th installment in the forgettable Step Up franchise. It is so formulaic, cliched and very predictable that if you have seen the trailer you have seen it all. Expand
  4. Aug 14, 2014
    0
    Step Up: All In is a boring dance movie. Really. If you've seen the trailer, don't bother to watch this spoiled opportunity. STAI follows Sean played by Ryan Guzman who teams up with the previous actors from the previous instalments battle to see who is the best dancer of all. Sounds good, right? Well, director Trish Sie has done a poor, horrible and bad job on this film. The story is loose, the characters don't tie together, and the dance is also CGI made. It's just Battle Of The Year 2! Step Up 2 and Revelution were both good movies, but All In is an example of the series going downhill. Expand

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