Step Up 3D

Step Up 3D is the third chapter in the popular Step Up series and the sequel to Step Up 2 The Streets directed by John M Chu.

Step Up 3D is released today in cinemas with a 12A certificate.

Below is a selection of reviews from the national newspapers, arts websites and bloggers.

Is it better than Streetdance 3D? I think so, and the additional few months in production in comparison to Streetdance‘s race to the box office have paid off in making Step Up 3D a more rounded movie. That and an older audience won’t have to worry about watching a film that cashes in on young, impressionable teenagers. 
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Empire 2/5
While the 3D dance scenes pop off the screen, the lines – and clichéd plot – are delivered with a resounding clunk.
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TotalFilm 2/5
There are moments of energetic charm here, but the script is so painfully poor, and the plot’s creaky turns so unintentionally comedic, that they’re all but lost in the noise.
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Sky Movies
Director Jon Chu makes the most of the 3D in a succession of in-yer-face sequences, including one on a flooded dance floor and the dazzling, ten-minute climax performed in neon-lit outfits.
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The Guardian 2/5
Character and plausibility is never going to be this film’s strong point; it’s all about the moves. And in that at least, it’s no let-down.
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The Independent 1/5
I enjoyed the robotic jive in which the participants make choppy movements in the style of automatons – it looks as though they’ve been wound up and set in motion. Unfortunately, their acting looks like that, too.
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Daily Mail 2/5
It wouldn’t have done any harm if the filmmakers had gone for a story that was less stale and not obviously engineered for audiences 12 years old and younger.
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The Telegraph 3/5
It’s all about the moves, and I count the film’s moronic perkiness as a plus: it could be the dumbest thing all year that I have to admit enjoying.
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Digital Spy 2/5
With its continuous half-minute sequences of movement devoid of any heft, emotion, style, class or dignity, Step Up 3Dactually takes it to the next step – cinema reborn as an endless, brain-squelching collision of idents. 
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Rotten Tomatoes – 70%

NME – 5/10