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Common Sense Media says

Dance movie is formulaic but boasts some fun sequences.
 

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Kid, 9 years old July 28, 2012
 

good movie

5 out of 5 stars but 9 out of 10 stars I DO NOT RECCOMEND AGES 8 OUR UNDER
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Parent Written byretireat70 July 27, 2012
 

Nice clean movie for a change, no sex, no drugs and AMAZING dancing.

I thought it was one of the cleaner movies I have seen in a long time. The main characters fall in love but only kiss. Although their duet dance number is very sensual it does not lead to them do anything but a kiss. The story line has definitely been done, good vs. evil, good wins. I thought it was a nice entertaining movie. The dancing was amazing.
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Kid, 11 years old July 30, 2012
 

Movie of the year

Its a good movie saying that you should stand up for what you believe in, but there is a boundry.
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Parent Written byShivom Oza August 25, 2012
 

Must Watch For The Dance Aficionados! - Shivom Oza

The fourth film in the ‘Step Up’ franchise is quite different from the previous films. Firstly, there is no competition among two rival dance groups (thankfully). Secondly, the film balances the dances and the story equally, which is a welcome change from the third film ‘Step Up 3D’. Most importantly, this film did not focus on one particular dance form. It kind of, was an amalgamation of many dance forms which ends up looking magnificent on the screen. Lastly, there is a bit of social message embedded in the film. The film, overall, is a very good one. Far cry from the recently released ‘StreetDance 2’, the film boasts of breathtaking choreography, exceptional performances and some very interesting concepts in terms of the setting. Needless 3D, as always, but the film in itself is visually appealing. Dance aficionados should definitely go for it. As for the others, it’s an enjoyable 1 hour 30-odd minute ride. Go for it! Emily Anderson (Kathryn McCormick), the daughter of a business tycoon, Bill Anderson (Peter Gallagher), arrives in Miami to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional dancer. She falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), who along with being a waiter at one of Bill Anderson’s hotel, also leads a dance crew in setting up unique and grand flash mobs. His crew, the MOB, which he co-founded with Eddie (Misha Gabriel), wants to win a contest on YouTube, for which they have to notch up 10 million hits for their uploaded video. This aspect is what was most interesting about the film. So far, most dance films have focused on a ‘David v/s Goliath’ kind of battle between an underdog dance crew and the ‘intimidating’ defending champions of a dance competition. However, ‘Step Up Revolution’ is indeed more about revolution than competition. The story is as predictable as the previous films. You know the underdogs are going to win the day in the end. However, at least this film tries to do it differently. Now, Bill Anderson wants to destroy the MOB’s neighborhood, which forms a large chunk of Miami’s working class, and build a large hotel. In order to fight for what is right, the MOB joined by Bill’s daughter Emily take it upon themselves to fight for the people of Miami and the flash mobs soon turn into orchestrated and choreographed protestations. Their dance imbibes a revolutionary fervor and soon, all of these goalless dancers, have a cause to fight for. However, besides Sean, no one else in the crew is aware of Emily’s family background. Hell breaks loose once they do get to know that they have amongst them the daughter of their nemesis. The performances (dance as well as acting) are phenomenal. This film was on par with ‘Step Up’ and ‘Step Up 2: The Streets’, in terms of the story, the concept and the execution. Kathryn McCormick looks ravishing throughout the film. Her dances were brilliant, and so was her acting but her screen presence is astounding. A participant of ‘So You Think You Can Dance’, this is Kathryn’s first film as the protagonist. You will hear a lot more of her in the years to come. The leading man, Ryan Guzman, is also quite good. His character did not have a lot of depth, or maybe the actor couldn’t pull off the dramatic bit well. However, his dance was amazing, and in such a film, the acting prowess could be neglected a trifle. The supporting role of Eddie played by Misha Gabriel was more impactful. There are cameos by Mia Michaels, Mari Koda, and the charming Robert ‘Moose’ Alexander III, Adam Sevani. The dance performances are exceptional. Every flash mob is based on a unique concept. For instance, there’s a flash mob in the film, which is bang in the middle of an ‘elitist’ art exhibition, another at a dining room and one, even, at the lobby of a hotel. A lot of thinking seems to have gone in the choreography of these dance pieces. All of them looked absolutely stunning on the big screen. Even the choice of the music was more diverse this time around, and was not confined to one particular genre. The 3D is a bit of a dampener but then, these are the times we live in. If possible, catch the film in 2D. The music by Aaron Zigman was brilliant backed with beautiful cinematography by Karsten Gopinath. The director, Scott Speer, does well to move away from the predictable ‘dance film’ routine and try something different. The film ‘Step Up Revolution’ is not really a revolutionary dance-based film but it certainly is a small step forward in the right direction. If you’re remotely into dance, go watch this film. Shivom Oza
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Teen, 14 years old Written byDorotea Dukovac August 21, 2014
 

STEP UP REVOLUTION

I have watched all Step up movies and i think this is the best.
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Kid, 11 years old November 2, 2013
 

watch this, get up and go

this movie is beautiful you need to watch this movie sure it has its bad side, but also good
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Teen, 14 years old Written by486Hope July 18, 2013
 

Step up revolution

Educator Written bycruisercat May 19, 2013
 

Steppin' Up On The Right Track...

The dancing in this film is great; it especially keeps the kids engaged in watching the movie throughout >> a winner in "my book."
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Teen, 13 years old Written bylopollina April 14, 2013
 

Spontaneous

Step Up Revolution is bringing the message, if you work hard and do everything to the best of your ability you can succeed. It also brings the message that you should take risks and step out of your comfort zone. This movie is spontaneous and I recommend to everyone to watch it.
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Teen, 14 years old Written byironkid21 December 6, 2012
 

The dancing saves this bland fourth installment...BY FAR

This movie is pretty much mediocre and not as well written as the last two, but better than the first one. The script is thinly written but a REALLY BIG thing saves this movie BY FAR...the dancing. If it wasn't for the awesome dance sequences it wouldn't be that good. The two leads here are probably the best leads in the franchise and very charming and likeable. Overall, the movie doesn't have that good of a script but the acting and the dancing make it worth while. 9+
Parent Written byDogs1995 August 15, 2012
 

Consumerism is an issue

Too much consumerism
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Teen, 15 years old Written byRedsox1995 August 15, 2012
 

Not innapropiate but bad

Girls might like it better
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Teen, 17 years old Written byWwerobert1995 August 15, 2012
 

Refund

I want a refund
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Kid, 12 years old August 15, 2012
 

I was creeped out

Very weird
Teen, 17 years old Written byPeopleschamp1995 August 15, 2012
 

Terrible

I lost dignity by watching this
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Adult Written byjoshua martinez August 7, 2012
 

12 and up.

this next step up movie step up Revolution is a great romance movie filled with dancing and some love romance perfect for your young teens to watch and parents the only thing you need to worry about in this movie is some mild language and some social drinking used the message is about defending what you believe in and aim high to reach your goals. That said, the flash mob squad at the heart of the film does take pride in breaking laws to get the attention they want on YouTube and the role models are that the two leads are both passionate, kind, and driven qualities that are admirable in anyone.
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Kid, 12 years old July 30, 2012
 

Step Up Revolution

Great Dance sequences + somewhat entertaining plot = best Step Up yet. There were some very good flash mobs. There was one violent flash mob, and sensuality was frequent. Mild language and social drinking happened often. But other than that, this movie was pretty clean.
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Adult Written byjdryfoos July 29, 2012
 

took my son who loves to dance

I took my nine year old son to see this movie because he loves to dance (and all of the dancing movies are pg-13). At the very beginning, I was worried that I made a mistake. In the first scene, the main characters meet when they "dirty dance" together. It seemed like fairly unnecessary sluttiness, for an otherwise relatively clean movie. And in the first flash mob, there is some Beyonce-type dancing that is a bit inappropriate. But after those two, it really calmed down. We both enjoyed the movie. Some great flash mobs/dancing scenes. And some fun.
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Kid, 9 years old July 28, 2012
 

Step Up Epic

It was epic.
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