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Step Up Revolution (2012)

TOMATOMETER

Average Rating: 5/10
Reviews Counted: 90
Fresh: 38
Rotten: 52

Critics Consensus: Step Up Revolution treads familiar territory by surrounding its lively and kinetic dance sequences with a predictably generic story.

Average Rating: 4.8/10
Reviews Counted: 23
Fresh: 7
Rotten: 16

Critics Consensus: Step Up Revolution treads familiar territory by surrounding its lively and kinetic dance sequences with a predictably generic story.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.8/5
User Ratings: 64,656

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Movie Info

Step Up Revolution is the next installment in the worldwide smash Step Up franchise, which sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. Emily (Kathryn McCormick) arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob." When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, … More

Rating:
PG-13 (for some suggestive dancing and language)
Genre:
Drama , Romance , Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By:
Jenny Mayer , Cho Youngchan
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Nov 27, 2012
Box Office:
$35.1M
Runtime:
Summit Entertainment - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Step Up Revolution

All Critics (93) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (38) | Rotten (52) | DVD (2)

It's equal parts 'Flashdance,' 'Burlesque' and 'Lambada', all parts ludicrous - but we aren't here for the story any more than we watch Béla Tarr for the salsa numbers.

Full Review… | August 7, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

There's too much color and energy and frenzy in this movie to discount it entirely, but it has a disconcerting tendency to undercut its best notions with some singularly awful moves.

Full Review… | July 27, 2012
TheWrap
Top Critic

With the most wooden leads of the series to date - an MMA fighter and a "So You Think You Can Dance" alum - the drama between the dancing has never felt more interminable.

Full Review… | July 27, 2012
Film.com
Top Critic

"Step Up: You've Seen All This Before" would be more accurate, but Summit Entertainment's marketing department knows that wouldn't help sell tickets.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

Delivers plenty of spectacular fancy footwork in what is otherwise a flat-footed fantasy.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

While dance purists won't be impressed by the energetic and athletic choreography -- the dancers have clearly learned routines but not necessarily technique -- date-movie audiences will likely want to go out dancing afterward themselves, and that's fun.

Full Review… | July 26, 2012
Newsday
Top Critic

The dancing is the one thing - and I mean the ONE THING - that the film has going for it, and it's not showcased as well as it should be.

Full Review… | January 22, 2013
EricDSnider.com

The story is sappy and predictable... But the dancing has a freshness and vibrancy that's infectiously enjoyable.

Full Review… | January 10, 2013
Movie Talk

Many of the old tropes and gimmicks from the previous films are recycled into an all-too-familiar plotline: An edgy, streetwise guy falls for a classy, upper-crust sweetie, and together they dance their way past obstacle after obstacle.

Full Review… | October 19, 2012
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The Step Up franchise has never been noted for its astute screenwriting, but this instalment sets the bar so low that even its bendy cast members would have trouble limboing under it

Full Review… | August 24, 2012
Shadows on the Wall

99.99% of Step Up Revolution is the most entertaining movie of the year so far. But oh, that 0.01%...

Full Review… | August 21, 2012
CraveOnline

[A] poorly scripted, energetically performed hip-hop musical in which a team of young dancers take to the streets of Miami hoping to publicise themselves and get rich.

Full Review… | August 12, 2012
Observer [UK]

One can't help but feel that if the franchise hasn't jumped the shark it's certainly stepping over a finned killer fish with abandon. Damn. We've been served.

Full Review… | August 10, 2012
Irish Times

Great routines, silly story but it still delivers infectious, energetic 3-D escapism.

Full Review… | August 10, 2012
Daily Express

Plausibility aside, Speer's film is undemanding fun.

Full Review… | August 10, 2012
Birmingham Mail

Director Scott Speer doesn't quite manage to ruin it all with his hyperactive editing. So just sit back and enjoy the choreography - and the year's most risibly idiotic plotline.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
Daily Mail [UK]

The Step Up dance franchise steps up for a fourth time, unashamedly and unselfconsciously sticking to a tried and trusted formula, here transplanted to Miami.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
Guardian

[T]he dancing fantastic... the sexy is unusually positive... [but] the moment the dancing stops, it all stumbles into the howlingly ridiculous...

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
Flick Filosopher

The new leads are as factory‑farm gorgeous as ever, and the movie's alcopop fizz and snappy choreography save the day as usual.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
Daily Telegraph

Anyone who loves watching any kind of dance (and, based on the popularity of the TV shows "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Dancing With The Stars," there are a few of you who do) will find something to appreciate and admire.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
American Profile

Nothing much here that you couldn't experience by watching 20 minutes of music television.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
Little White Lies

Enjoyable fourth instalment of the popular franchise that succeeds thanks to stunning dance sequences, appealing leads and a script that actually has something to say ...

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
ViewLondon

The fourth in the series of frenetic dance films is as formulaic as ever.

Full Review… | August 9, 2012
Birmingham Post

All the dancing is mesmerising, with highly original set pieces, contemporary routines and a sort of revolutionary organised chaos that will definitely appeal to the teen demographic most likely to go and watch these films.

Full Review… | August 8, 2012
Sky Movies

Step Up Revolution is an exercise in extremes--when the characters aren't busy crying over the same ol', same ol', they're dancing in some of the most unique, exciting setups ever produced that will make your eyes pop out of your head.

Full Review… | August 7, 2012
Movies.com

Audience Reviews for Step Up Revolution

While still riddled with cliches, "Step Up 4: Revolution" is one of the better instalments in the franchise, bringing in an entirely new cast and having a much bigger scale for it's dance choreography. The cinematography and choreography really are the best parts of this film, and even though the characters are not the greatest, by the end you may just feel yourself caring about them. There is one huge problem with this film and that is the main plot, which is the same as son many films out there, but I liked that it did not take over the story and it was just a small element to the film. These films are meant to have a little character development, an easy story to follow, and a likeable cast in order to get us to the final dance sequences, and this film accomplishes that for the most part. You really have to be a fan of cool dancing to enjoy these films, and since I am, this did it for me and I want to see more. The reason I like these later sequels is sue to the fact that they are doing right by their material, which is what the earlier films failed to do. Overall, it's not the most memorable film, but it is fun enough.

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KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

One step can change your world.

Saw it again! Very enjoyable movie! Great moves! Strength of will and right attitude are the main ingredients for getting what you want. It is not always about being in the right place at the right time. But also making sure those two will meet you half way. Overall Step Up Revolution may be one of the better movies of this series. With awesome moves, fitting soundtrack, and decent acting, it's definitely refreshing for the audience. However it is still a dance movie with a lot of skewing towards dancing and less to story, so don't expect masterpiece.

The Mob sets the dancing against the vibrant backdrop of Miami. Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean, a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob". When a wealthy business man threatens to develop The Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands-of people, Emily must work together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.

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MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

This film has as much plot as the trip I just took in my trip to the restroom. I'm sorry, I usually put more class in my reviews but when a film is completely unnecessary and had no work put into the story of the film then I will put no effort into making a review for it... it was well choreographed. There.

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Joshua Wilburn
Joshua Wilburn

Super Reviewer

It's almost adorable how stupid this movie is.

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Liam Gadd
Liam Gadd

Super Reviewer

Step Up Revolution Quotes


Eddy:
[to Sean] But she's dancing lead. [to Emily] Consider this as you initiative.
– Submitted by WillKai K (2 years ago)
Emily:
Enough with performance art... It's time for protest art.
– Submitted by WillKai K (2 years ago)
Sean:
When the mob speaks, everyone listens.
– Submitted by Cyra M (2 years ago)
Moose:
Hi my name is Robert Alexandar the third, but you can call Moose.
– Submitted by Ted A (2 years ago)
Sean:
Sometimes it's good to break the rules.
– Submitted by AJ L (2 years ago)
Emily:
I want in.
– Submitted by Chris P (2 years ago)

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