Step Up 2 the Streets
Step Up 2 the Streets (2008)

Director Jon M. Chu takes the helm for this Step Up sequel set at the Maryland School for the Arts and following the journey of a rebellious street dancer who struggles to fit in at the prestigious school. Andie (Briana Evigan) may show… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 14, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 27% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: There's a kinetic appeal to the handsome cast and their smooth moves, but everything else about Step Up 2 the Streets is been there, danced that.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I can't quite recommend it, but... for a certain demographic why not.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

For all of its ragin' dance moves and rebellious talk, is high-spirited and harmless. An MC at one dance contest declares, "This ain't 'High School Musical'!" Oh, but it is.

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Dustin Putman

Competent and too innocent in its own way to strongly dislike, but there also isn't much to push it above mediocrity. There's more substance in cotton candy.

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Amos Barshad
New York Magazine/Vulture

Promises to hit all the urban-dance hallmarks with sledgehammer intensity.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Stumbl[es] gracelessly from point A to point B and hitting all the expected notes in the process.

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Michael Dequina

Too bad much crap is needed to be waded through to get to the rather terrifically done finale.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Only any good when people are dancing.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

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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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

To say this film (and any other dancing competition film) is formulaic is an understatement. However, formalism is entirely forgivable when you look at the marketplace.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
A common tactic when making sequels is to repeat the same story arc as the first film, but with a character who is in some way related to or connected with the… More
Bethany Murphy
I love all of the Step Ups although this is my least favourite out of all of them. Still a very good film though! I like Robert Hoffman.
KJ Proulx
With more memorable characters, dancing I actually care about, and an overall better plot that the first film, "Step Up 2: The Streets" is nothing… More
Spencer S.
Better than the original, with more of a relaistic view of the so-called "streets".
Eric Alvarez
More like a step down from the first. Not to say this was a bad film, but it just lacked the substance and character of the first.
Richard C
really bad and boring until the last 20-30 minutes where all the really amazing dancing was in the competition and it was awesome and overall the movie was okay… More