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Step Up 3D (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 6 August 2010 (USA)
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A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown.


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A tight-knit group of New York City street dancers, including Luke (Malambri) and Natalie (Vinson), team up with NYU freshman Moose (Sevani), and find themselves pitted against the world's best hip hop dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever. Written by Walt Disney Pictures

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Some people learn to dance, some people are born to. See more »


Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Step Up 3  »

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,015,403 (UK) (6 August 2010)


$42,385,520 (USA) (29 October 2010)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the first film in the series to not feature Channing Tatum. See more »


When the winner of the Red Hook battle is announced, Vladd's sunglasses change between being on and off between shots. See more »


Moose: One move can give a skinny, curly haired kid hope... hope that he's something special.
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the end credits there's a scene in which Jay Franco (aka J-Smooth) sits on a chair and performs an impressive catalog of finger tutting moves See more »


Followed by Step Up Revolution (2012) See more »


Written by Anthony Anderson, S. Gaines and Corey Scoffern
Performed by Zion I & The Grouch
Courtesy of Live Up Records
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User Reviews

The dancing = impressive. Everything else = dreadful.
6 August 2010 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

If you've seen one break-dance flick, then let's be frank, you've seen them all. The blue print is the same each and every time, lots of awesome dance sequences with gap-filling scenes of excruciating acting, non-existent plot and direlogue that wouldn't feel out of place in a Z-grade horror film. With those standards in mind, the most effective entries into this genre do two very simple things: maximise the eye-boggling dance routines and minimise the yawn-inducing guff that fills the rest of the runtime.

Step Up 3D only gets half of the above equation right. An unnecessary amount of time is wasted on boring dross like predictable plot twists and deep and meaningful (read: long and laughable) conversations about how profoundly dancing can affect people. Honestly, who cares? From the moment the main character tells his new BFF that "he's BFAB, born from a beatbox" in the first ten minutes, all further dialogue should've been ceased immediately. I'm serious, they should've let the music and moves do the talking for the remaining 90 minutes. That way our gag-reflex wouldn't have been tested by Vinson (ex-Home and Away star) and Malambri's acting.

When the bodies are twirling, contorting, flinging, jumping, smashing or moving like a robot the film unsurprisingly finds its legs. Choreographed with flair and panache, the set-pieces incorporate the 3D technology decently enough by having dancers approach the camera with fast, whippy hand movements, however the depth of the stage was employed more successfully by its British counterpart StreetDance 3D. Regardless, there are still a handful of entertaining dance-offs that impress on varying levels.

Replete with the freshest hip-hop tunes and sporadic inventiveness – mainly in the form of illuminated costumes – this trilogy-closer may tickle your fancy, but that is wholly reliant on whether you're BFAB or not.

2.5 out of 5 (1 - Rubbish, 2 - Ordinary, 3 - Good, 4 - Excellent, 5 - Classic)

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