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Step Up: All In

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Terrific dance sequences make up for subpar acting, plot.

Movie PG-13 2014 112 minutes
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age 15+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 11+

I really like it it gives a positive message and it’s about dance and really good movie

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Great messages
age 17+

It is just inappropriate.

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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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The fun here is all in the dancing. The truth is that no one should see any of the Step Up movies (with the exception of perhaps the first one, which now has the novelty of starring young Channing Tatum and his wife, Jenna Dewan) expecting nuanced acting or a touching plot. Every single one involves an underdog group of dancers (or couple) trying to dance beyond people's expectations at a competition that could change their lives. But, as poorly acted movies go, at least this franchise has some pretty spectacular dance sequences, in both rehearsal scenes and the big competition acts.

In addition to the dances, the fifth installment provides the added value of starring a Who's Who of former Step Up performers, and it's genuinely fun to see them dance together, particularly the charming Moose, the tough-but-vulnerable choreographer Andie (who looks and sounds like Demi Moore's little sister), and supporting crew members like the Santiago twins. But save yourself the service charge and see it in 2D, because the 3D action is negligible and unnecessary to enjoy the choreographed scenes.

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