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Step Up

Crime . Romance . Drama . Music

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts

Actors: Channing Tatum , Jenna Dewan-Tatum , Alyson Stoner , Tim Lacatena , Josh Henderson , Rachel Griffiths , Drew Sidora , Mario , De'Shawn Washington , Damaine Radcliff , Jenna Dewan
Directors: Anne Fletcher
Country: USA
Release: 2006-08-11
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  • Ty Burr

    Alive with infectious rhythm, likable characters, and slick dance moves, Step Up gives clichés a good name.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Scott Brown

    Step, under the sure hand of director-choreographer Anne Fletcher, quickly discovers its own virtuoso charms. Two of them are its leads.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Joe Leydon

    Fresh cast, a formulaic but engaging storyline, and a smoking soundtrack from rap and hip-hop luminaries.

    Variety Full Review
  • Chris Kaltenbach

    The film may not be art, but it's got a beat and you can definitely dance to it.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    Both Tatum and Dewan know how to move, and their co-stars (including musicians Mario and Drew Sidora) are equally gifted.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Ella Taylor

    The movie serves up a pleasant, if unsurprising, confluence of classic ballet with street dance, not to mention a seamless collusion of polite racial integration with savvy niche marketing.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Jeannette Catsoulis

    The story is as old as Mickey Rooney but its appeal is eternal, and Step Up cleaves to the template with significantly more rigor than originality. For a director who is also a choreographer, Anne Fletcher is strangely reluctant to step out of line.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Frank Scheck

    While its sexy young lead performers and enjoyable dance sequences should provide some boxoffice enticement, this directorial debut from choreographer Anne Fletcher likely will score bigger on video.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Jessica Reaves

    It's no accident that the credits for the movie are a Who's Who of dance movie alumni: Director Anne Fletcher choreographed "Bring It On"; screenwriter Duane Adler penned "Save The Last Dance"; and the movie was photographed by Michael Seresin, who shot "Fame."

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Connie Ogle

    Once in a great while, a film of insight and wisdom defines a generation. Step Up is not that film. Instead, it's the sort of mildly entertaining movie that comes along a couple of times a year.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    The teen dance drama Step Up seems like it was not only inspired by a Janet Jackson video but entirely written during one.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Scott Bowles

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

    USA Today Full Review
  • Lauren Metz

    It really never amounts to more than a barely warmed over rehash of teen dance flick moves.

    Premiere Full Review
  • Jason Anderson

    Until the movie stumbles under the weight of its noble intentions and its tediously formulaic story, it delivers a few lively, well-shot dance sequences and some winning moments.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • William Arnold

    Step Up never quite does fly: its dance routines are low-voltage, the star chemistry is weak, the characters are clichés and the movie is practically an instant remake of Dewan's other '06 dance musical, "Take the Lead," which told the story better.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Desson Thomson

    Tatum, the hunky object of Amanda Bynes's fancy in "She's the Man," and an engaging basketballer in "Coach Carter," is the best thing about this uninspired formula-thon.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Scott Tobias

    Rather than cast actors who can't dance or dancers who can't act, Step Up splits the difference with stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, who pull double duty with uninspired competence.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Bill Gallo

    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.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • J.R. Jones

    Any guy who sits through this date movie deserves to get to third base at least.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Angel Cohn

    This teen drama may be filled with some great-looking dancing, but its hackneyed, predictable script is a giant step in the wrong direction.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Felix Vasques Jr.

    Step Up doesn't want to be new, original, innovative, or fresh, and it makes a point of practicing that guideline at every chance.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Marrit Ingman

    This could be a pilot for the WB. Hollywood choreographer Fletcher makes the jump behind the camera but displays a greater aplomb for staging than drama, and the movie is as fleeting as the last weekend of summer.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Ruthe Stein

    The dreary teen drama Step Up appears to be cobbled together from bits and pieces of successful movies.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
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