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Step Up 2: The Streets

Musical . Romance . Drama . Music

When rebellious street dancer Andie lands at the elite Maryland School of the Arts, she finds herself fighting to fit in while also trying to hold onto her old life. When she joins forces with the schools hottest dancer, Chase, to form a crew of classmate outcasts to compete in Baltimore s underground dance battle The Streets.

Actors: Harry Shum Jr. , Mari Koda , Black Thomas , Telisha Shaw , Danielle Polanco , Adam G. Sevani , Cassie Ventura , Will Kemp , Robert Hoffman , Briana Evigan
Directors: Jon M. Chu
Country: USA
Release: 2008-02-14
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  • Michael Phillips

    Human-spirit cliches and all, the movie accomplishes job one: It moves. It also has a choice soundtrack, spiced by the likes of Missy Elliott’s “Shake Your Pom Pom” and Digital Underground’s immortal “Humpty Dance.”

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Travis Nichols

    Isn't nearly as entertaining as it is predictable.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Frank Scheck

    The wall-to-wall soundtrack naturally features plenty of today's leading hip-hop and R&B artists, including Flo Rida, T-Pain, Missy Elliott and Trey Songz.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Ella Taylor

    Directed in humongous close-up by former dancer Jon M. Chu, Step Up 2 the Streets is suavely choreographed by Jamal Sims, Nadine "Hi Hat" Ruffin and Dave Scott.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
  • Peter Debruge

    Rather than mixing classical and modern styles the way "Step Up" did, this hip-hop-powered sequel is all about new moves, which should keep the kids coming back after the pic's initial Valentine's Day crush.

    Variety Full Review
  • Gregory Kirschling

    In a sequel that features the original's Channing Tatum only in cameo, a Baltimore teen (Briana Evigan, very winning) enrolls at an arts academy, leaving her street-dancing pals behind. So far, ho hum. But when she decides to form a new crew with her classmates, Step Up 2 the Streets improves considerably -- and it doesn't skimp on cool pretzel moves.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Jason Anderson

    So when it comes to rawness, realness or any other signifier of urban authenticity, Step Up 2 The Streets doesn't measure up, especially when compared with a grittier dance flick still in theatres, the Toronto-made "How She Move."

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Chris Kaltenbach

    Scores some serious points for its dance moves but does a lousy job of remembering there's a lot more to this big old world than moving your feet.

    Baltimore Sun Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    Unabashedly earnest, completely predictable and packed with enough high-voltage dance scenes to make any audience applaud.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Ruthe Stein

    A sequel arrives for Valentine's Day with the unwieldy title Step Up 2 the Streets. If it performs as well, watch for "Step Up 3: the Sprained Ankle."

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Maitland McDonagh

    The stepping is terrific and the climactic sequence, a knowing nod to the infamous Bollywood "wet sari" number, is a knock out. But the united colors of we-can-overcome cuties, predictable class conflicts and sanitized keeping-it-real bluster bring the story's intensely formulaic nature into the.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    Step Up 2 is one long, clichéd exercise in predictability with a couple of vibrant dance sequences and some unintentionally hilarious bad acting.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    The current, much better Canadian movie "How She Move" has a more realistic grip on the racial politics of hip-hop-dance.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Much of the average viewer's time in the theater will be spent waiting somewhat impatiently for the high-energy climax. Catnaps are an advisable way to survive some of the slow spots.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Felix Vasques Jr.

    The only reason to watch Step Up 2 the Streets, and I mean the only reason, is Briana Evigan.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    An earnest sequel to the 2006 cornball musical drama “Step Up,” mixing new characters into the original’s setting.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Nathan Rabin

    The central romance is terminally bland, while Evigan's woozy family melodrama seems borrowed from countless superior dance movies.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Glenn Kenny

    The reason for all this dull-to-offensive story stuff is, of course, the dancing, which has its moments but overall seems so calculated to impress that it loses all other reason for being.

    Premiere Full Review
  • Josh Rosenblatt

    If we don’t stop these public dance-offs here and now, before too long we’re going to have an entire generation of kids seeking salvation as back-up dancers for Justin Timberlake

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Desson Thomson

    Let's wait for a movie where they do get it all right: story, acting and dancing. It'll happen, just not this time.

    Washington Post Full Review
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