Step Up
Step Up (2006)

An aspiring ballerina from a wealthy family learns some lessons about both dancing and life from a roughneck with soul in this teen drama. Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) grew up on the wrong side of the tracks in a rough section of Baltimore,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 11, 2006
DVD Release Date: December 19, 2006
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This trite teen romance has too little plot and not enough dancing.

Anna Smith
Time Out

While Tatum has rough charm, Dewan is more dancer than actress.

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Judy Chia Hui Hsu
Seattle Times

Step Up may sizzle on the dance floor, but when the dancing stops, the film fizzles.

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Brian Orndorf

Displays atypical laziness and tone-deaf direction for a feature concerning the electric boogaloo secrets of the underprivileged.

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Bill Gallo
Village Voice

Fletcher ably blends ballet and hip-hop, but the filming itself is often clumsy, and Tatum's relentless African American impersonation quickly wears out its welcome.

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

A lot of movies are derivative. What makes Step Up particularly dispiriting is that it has almost nothing fresh to add.

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Dustin Putman

Even if the picture breaks no new ground, the verve of the actors and their fancy footwork is half the battle.

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Scott Bowles
USA Today

For a movie about dancing, Step Up is pretty clumsy on its feet.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's almost as wrong-headed as it is pre-fabricated.

Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media

Clichéd dance movie with some fun moves.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Daniel Mumby
The surprise commercial success of Save the Last Dance ushered in a wave of films focussed around street dance and hip-hop. Where classic-era Hollywood dance… More
Eric Alvarez
Predictable, but an alright movie.
KJ Proulx
There are good films, bad films, and then those that you know are not good but you just can't help but enjoy for reasons unknown. "Step Up" is… More
Bethany Murphy
The best Step Up! Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are perfect together and the dancing scenes are incredible.
Wildaly M
How do I end up watching these music video films? Channing Tatum is better off just being a model.
Cast: Channing Tatum, Rachel Griffiths, Jenna Dewan, Mario, Drew Sidora, Heavy D, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn Washington, Jeannie Ortega Director: Anne… More