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A Nutshell Review: StreetDance 3D
DICK STEEL23 July 2010
For a minute this looks like another American film that just can't wait to jump onto the 3D bandwagon, and taking along the teenage dance film fan demographic with them. But surprise, it's a British film, and the Brits can street dance just as well, going heads up with yet another upcoming American dance film continuing the Step Up franchise, also presented in 3D.

So is this new three dimensional format any good for this genre? There are a few moments and scenes here specifically crafted with 3D in mind, such as the tossing of items toward the screen, from hats to a busy food fight in a school canteen. There's also some jarringly added bullet-time choreography during one of the street dance battles in a club, but the real treat here is for that depth of field when we sit around and admire the precision-timed and energetic dance choreography from procedural balletic moves to raw, improvisational street dancing.

But this film does go the distance to explain and show the basics 101 of street dance, since it has characters from different camps put together to try and influence one another, and from their initial adversity come craft something unique from its diversity. All these thanks to Charlotte Rampling's Helena, a ballet teacher looking to infuse some spunk, energy and drive into her lethargic ballet students who are looking to impress some judges for entry into the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance.

At the opposite corner, we have a crew looking forward to their participation in the UL Street Dance Competition finals, only for their leader Jay (Ukwell Roach) handover the reins to his girlfriend Carly (Nichola Burley) who has to step up to the plate and assert her own leadership style in the crew's final lap to glory. To make matters worse, she has a lack of EQ with her teammates save for a few core supporters, and has to gather logistics from scratch, hence a marriage of strange bedfellows when she takes up Helena's offer.

Simply put, the story's very typical of dance films, with the usual themes of clashing of cultures, and to learn from each other's differences. Much like a Zero to Hero story with the usual cliché trappings involving romance, betrayal and friendship, with that dash of comedy, eye candy cast and of course, authentic street dancing moves unseen (at least to me) put on the big screen, made to come alive through 3D technology properly done. You'll come to expect that usual big bang finale where the fruits of the characters labour become the money making showpiece that the teenage crowd will line up for, and probably emulate, and it's not hard to see how this cannot go down that path of glory.

It's something that street dance enthusiasts, and they're growing by the numbers everyday, will embrace and flock to the cinemas for, and hey, the fusion of ballet and street dancing elements does pose an intriguing proposition. But after all, it's not about the techniques and styles used, but that of the human spirit of expression and perseverance, practice and camaraderie that ultimately soars above all. Recommended!
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Ballet + Streetdance = Breaking Point
Chrysanthepop3 November 2010
'StreetDance 3D' is pretty much another dance movie of the current crop of recently released dance films such as 'Step Up'. Now, if one likes dance and energy, such as myself, they can enjoy this one. The story is easily predictable and it doesn't have anything new to offer but I felt that it was well told and the viewer does care for the characters. There's plenty of energy, drama and lightness to entertain. The acting of Nichola Burley and co is very good. Charlotte Rampling also does a fine job as the encouraging kind-hearted teacher. However, the highlights of 'StreetDance 3D' are the dance sequences. Each of the actors/ dancers give their all to the performances exuding energy, passion and love for music and dance. The refreshing and innovative combination of ballet and streetdance is wonderful to watch. I didn't see the 3D version but I doubt that it would effect my liking.
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jonathanruano27 September 2011
"Streetdance," to an extent, shares the same problem as other movies about dance. When the first dance movie (which was probably "Save the Last Dance) appeared, it seemed fresh and original not least of all because of the choreographed dance routines. But now the genre of dance films can do little more than repeat the same formula and the result is a bit tedious. Incidentally I had a similar reaction to the martial arts films. The first Karate Kid was great from beginning to end. But the spectacle and energy of these martial arts film soon faded and even the attempts to spice up the genre with explosions and shoot outs did not quite work.

So does "Streetdance" suffer from this trend? Yes. But does "Streetdance" also make up for this fact? To a surprising degree, it does. There is not too much to be said for the plot which is riddled with so many clichés, including the climatic little dance battle at the end, that it appeared to be recycled from the "Step Up" genre. Yet it is fresh in some respects. Nichola Burley, for example, brought something new to her performance as the head of the streetdance group Carly who also has to help ballet dancers bring some fire to their performances. Nichola is genuinely likable, sweet and fun all at the same time and these traitsallow her to get away with saying some very ridiculous grandstanding speeches like (I'm paraphrasing) we are going to combine ballet and street dance and "create something beautiful." If a lesser actor, like Amanda Seyfried, Megan Fox or even Kat Dennings, spoke like that, it would never seem believable. But Nichola miraculously makes scenes like that work. Nichola is also aided along the way by other likable characters like the implied love interest Tomas (Richard Winsor). Charlotte Rampling, who played one of the heads of ballet school Helena Fitzgerald, delivers the kind of great performance one would expect from someone with her calibre, even though she is unfortunately not given much to say or do. "Streetdance" also has some memorable scenes, such as the one where two street dancers pretending to be manniquins communicate with a little boy, who is also a great street dancer, through the medium of dance. Another memorable scene has Carly and her co-worker turning their mundane job of making sandwiches into a dance routine, which was kind of neat.

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A good example of dance movies, which are not real movies.
marioonline8 June 2010
Let's be honest, here. Nobody expects any real movie quality from a dance movie, except for beautiful and entertaining dance moves and a director who's skilled enough to shoot them adequately. Anybody complaining about the cheesiness of dialog or the non-existent plot is missing the point. Dance movies are cheesy by definition ("Dirty Dancing", anyone?), so the viewers must adopt a kind of "suspension of belief" and embrace what is being offered. Does anybody enjoy ballet or operas for their plot? Compared to an opera libretto, an episode of "Gossip Girl" is "Citizen Kane". "Streetdance" has the merit of presenting nice choreographies (especially the very interesting finale) accompanied by an enjoyable soundtrack, with also a bit of professional acting courtesy of Charlotte Rampling. The 3D effects offer a pleasant support to the dancers' efforts. It's an honest movie. It doesn't promise anything more than what it is.
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Has a thumping soundtrack and a range of enthralling dance sequences.
Troy_Campbell4 June 2010
This could very well be the easiest review I've had to write. Do you like dancing? More particularly, do you like street dancing? However you answer this will determine if StreetDance 3D is for you. There's not much more to it really.

Those who enjoy eclectic, off-the-wall break-dancing will have great fun with the plethora of set pieces on offer here, especially the routines performed by previous Street Dance Championship winners The Surge (clearly a real-life dance group) who were engrossing to say the least. On the flipside, if you replied no to my previous question then perhaps you should steer clear. You won't be able to look past the atrocious acting – everyone from b-girl wannabe Burly to the sincerely out of place Rampling to the total cheeseball Winsor are on extremely poor form – the wafer-thin plot or the laughably rubbish dialogue all for the sake of some killer moves.

Strangely enough this is the first British 3D film to be produced. Thankfully it wasn't just tacked on at the end similar to what we saw in Clash of the Titans or The Final Destination, but the movie was actually filmed in digital 3D, thus utilising the feature to decent effect. It's arguable that a flick like this overly benefits from the extra dimension, however the additional depth is definitely noticed in a few of the dance segments.

With a thumping soundtrack and a range of enthralling dance sequences, StreetDance 3D could be the perfect no-brainer movie for you.

3 out of 5 (1 - Rubbish, 2 - Ordinary, 3 - Good, 4 - Excellent, 5 - Classic)
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Mediocre Story garnished with breathtaking moves
beyer-sebastian4 May 2010
I am not a big dance movie fan, but I have to admit this mix of the somewhat raw energy of streetdance and the controlled grace of ballet is enjoyable.

First and foremost the brilliant streetdance choreographies are what make the movie worth seeing. The story on the other hand is mostly very predictable and does not offer anything new. I also have to say, that I think you can just as well see this film in the normal version as there were only two scenes with motion directly towards the camera. To me that is the only big difference the relatively new 3D technology makes. I always enjoy when objects or people seem to leave the screen and fly directly towards me.

In a movie where most of the time a lot of people are in motion, I would have expected more of that and think it could have been achieved easily by using more different camera positions. Of course that is much easier in the animated movies, such as Avatar or How to train your dragon. A few mouse clicks did the trick in those cases. But I guess as filmmakers are learning to adjusts to this, we might see more true 3D shots in the sequel.
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Forget step up, it's over!
tammyshadowkilljoy30 June 2010
I don't really like dance movies. Dirty dancing has its brilliant moments, but that's generally my limit. So when was forced to see street dance 3d I was very depressed. But surprisingly i loved it! It was very enjoyable with brilliant dance, storyline, tension and romance. You don't get much better than that! It isn't as good as the great dance movie, dirty dancing, but it's better than all the other mediocre dance movies, like step up, you got served and honey all put together. Girls, drag your boy friends to see this film- he'll hate it with a vengeance, but if you like dance, tension and romance, you'll love it!
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nothing great.
richieandsam9 November 2013

I saw the trailer for this when it was first released and the first thing I thought was "this looks terrible". How many dance movies can they make? They all seem the same to me...and I was right. This is nothing different.

The movie is about a street dance troupe that are trying to make it into the finals of a dance competition, but their leader has left and they have nowhere to rehearse... until they get told they can rehearse in a ballet class as long as they teach their ballerinas to street dance too.

The story was nothing new... OK so this time you have ballet dancers trying to street dance, but that was nothing great. The ballet dancers just acted very stuck up and the street dancers just had bad attitudes. None of the characters were very likable. Don't get me wrong, I didn't dislike them, but I wasn't really rooting for anyone.

The movie stars Nichola Burley, Richard Winsor & Charlotte Rampling. The chemistry between the cast was pretty convincing. I suppose the main reason most people went to see this was because when this came out street dance was a big thing thanks to Britain's Got Talent. This film features some of the dancers from BGT. George Sampson was in it for a while, but I was disappointed in his main dance in the movie. I thought his audition on BGT was better. The champion dancers in the film were another street crew from BGT named Flawless. Flawless were very good on BGT and in this. Their dancing was very good and entertaining. But the main draw for me was knowing that Diversity were going to be in it. For me, Diversity were the best dancers that BGT have seen. They are still very big now and are still touring to massive crowds. They were in the movie very briefly, but their performance was the best.

The movie was not the worst dance movie I have seen, but it was not good either. The most annoying this was the ending. The movie did not end. It explained nothing! The final dance routine was not that entertaining either. I thought the final dance would have been a lot better than it was. I can't dance, so I am not slagging off their talents, i just think the choreography could have been better.

I will give this film 4 out of 10.

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Golly gosh! George Sampson!
p-stepien7 October 2011
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A movie desperately in search of a script. Instead it throws us straight into dance after dance, trying to fill in the void with action. For what little plot there is "Streetdance" tells about a group of young streetdancers led by Carly (Nichola Burly), who in order to compete at UK championships agree to train and include in their troupe five ballet dancers in exchange for access to a dance-floor at the local academy. Wait! Hasn't the street dance meets ballet motive been done to death by now? It's almost as if creators of such dance flicks pretend that this is the final frontier in dance.

Populated by former contestants of various dance based reality shows the movie seems to focused on having each of them stamp their presence. One of special note is George Sampson, who gets a pointless role in the movie aimed solely at garnering his "Britain's Got Talent" fame. He isn't the only participant of that programme with such creds with roles for the Diversity and Flawless crews.

Most of the acting is passable, albeit Nichola Burly (supposedly one of the few professional actors on board) is uninspiring and unable to keep the interest of the viewer. With the flimsy script and poor lead you actually wish for them to stop talking and do another umpteenth dance routine. However all the dancing is top-notch with some really exceptional sets (I fail however to understand the fuss behind Sampson, who seems to not be quite there yet). Especially the Flawless crew is 100% worthy of their name. Hence - despite all the clichés - "Streetdance" manages to overcome its shortcomings with some energetic, forceful in-your-face choreography. One of the best scenes has the street crew trying to introduce their ballet partners to the raw basics of what they do - everything from breakbeat to krumping is given a nod.

SPOILER: The constant problems of similar movies is the use of professional crews as the 'opposition', while our heroes are a rag-tag group of actors, semi-pro dancers and some random pros. Streetdance deals with this by having Flawless do a sub-par performance, when it matters, while absolutely owning the screen in all other previous scenes. This actually made the imperfect final routine by our protagonists look better than it actually was. That did however make the final dance sequences one of the worst in the whole movie.

All in all a worthy watch for dance flick lovers, so despite the low ratings handed out due to the flimsy script, I positive a lot of people will be pouring some well-deserved love on this movie for the spunk and power of the dances.
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Clash of the Dances
kosmasp19 October 2010
I was really entertained when I watched this in the cinema. The story is nice enough (yes clichés ahead, but it's a picture about dancing, about overcoming odds, you expect it to have a few), with obstacles build in the way, that you will expect and predict, but all told nicely. And it did not originate from the US, which came as a surprise to me (since almost every dance movie minus the Bollywood fare, seems to be made in the US)!

I liked the acting (for the movie that it is) and the dance scenes were good enough, to be told in 3-D. Though I have to admit, that there are a few sequences in the new Step up, that easily put anything to shame that is shown here. But in contrast to that, the story here is more solid, more believable (in my eyes). Nice entertainment and unfortunately overseen at the Box office (at least that's what I heard)
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Moving, enjoyable and satisfying film that challenges more traditional concepts of dance.
geoffgee24 May 2010
From a storytelling point of view I went to see Street Dance curious as to what kind of narrative could possibly be made out of such an unlikely premise - ie the combining of two such dissimilar dance styles as street dance and ballet. The story that emerges here (out of the protagonists initial reluctance to co-operate with each other) I found to be original, had plenty of interesting dialogue and built up to a very satisfying and exhilarating finish. Several of the film's characters are portrayed in sufficient depth that I could feel significant empathy for them and their aspirations. The numerous conflicts, which arise at intervals right up to the film's closing minutes, (together with the manner of their resolution) kept my interest at a high level. All the actors and actresses give believable performances for their respective roles. It was also good to see a number of faces I hadn't seen before. The cinematography I thought was excellent. I also noticed effective use being made of quite shallow depth of field - in which the subject is in sharp focus while nearer or more distant objects weren't. Finally I think this film has some of the most natural (and therefore most satisfying) 3D effect I have seen - which is apparent as much in the ordinary interior and exterior scenes as in dancing parts. All in all I think this is a very enjoyable film that might very well give you a whole new perspective on what the basic concept of dance ought to be.
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there are much better dance films than this
xxlizzyxx29 May 2010
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firstly i'd like to say, like most people on here, i am a huge movie fan and have seen a huge amount of films of all different genres. i am a dancer myself and have always loved dance films ever since watching dirty dancing when i was little, i think i have pretty much watched all of them.

so when i heard about streetdance, actually a British film i thought, great, after all there is a lot of amazing UK dance talent. i was sadly very disappointed.

don't get me wrong the dancing was great, with a lot of reality TV (britains got talent) stars. but this wasn't a TV program it was supposed to be a blockbuster film with a story to connect the dancing scenes. i personally would have liked to have skipped through all the acting. it was that bad. i was actually physically cringing in parts- the ballet dancers were soo clichéd i actually laughed, all the dialogue seemed robotic with them and the lead actress. the most charismatic star would be george sampson, who forgive me i'm wrong, has never acted before!!

although the dancing was great, it was no more creative or outstanding than i have seen on TV shows. i have seen better choreography and wow factor in other dance films. serious lack of creativity.

most dance films nowadays are pretty similar story-wise but i just felt this could have been so much better, instead of just feeling like an insanely predictable poor (British) man's step up 2. the lead actress just didn't feel edgy or believable, it felt like she was a nice northern girl pretending to be 'street'. they could have gone for a real urban London feel- a crew from a rough part of London maybe trying to escape. maybe drugs/crime being a factor- anything more imaginative than this!! also the ending would never happen so it makes the film seem silly.

best parts- soundtrack- great British music.
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Enthralling Moves in Spotlight
jonnyfendi5 October 2010
I always love musical movies, but what I never realized before is that there is one other category that I may love it as well as musical movies, it is dance movies! "StreetDance" is a perfect example of today's dance movie. The story just seems to be another repetition from other similar movies. It's all about rebellion against establishment of formal institutions and it's also about how to express yourself. It's the whole elements that have been occurring since "Footloose" (1984) to the modern breathtaking flick like "Step Up 2: The Streets" (2008), in which I think that it is still the best presentation of our time. The modern dance movie is also always about traditional art-school dancer Vs. freestyle street dancer, where on thiz movie is street dancers vs. ballet dancers. It is about Carly (Nichola Burley) and her dance crew which later named "Breaking Point". They have to mix together with several ballet dancers from The Royal Dance School in exchange for rehearsal place. Nichola Burley can deliver her character smooth enough to take us into energizing mood with her unique British accent and some enthralling dancing moves as well. Thiz movie really put Burley into the spotlight since last time I saw her in psychological thriller "Donkey Punch" in 2008. Other Cast members are Charlotte Rampling, Richard Winsor and real life professional dancer like George Sampson. Thiz movie is also featuring "Britain's Got Talent" stars, Diversity and Flawless. It is very exciting to observe how the recent street dance style has evolved outside of dance studios. The movie is surprisingly directed by first time Directors, Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini. It is delightful and enjoyable movie. It's filled with fascinating choreography and heart-throbbing hip hop music. The pop group N-Dubz said, "We Dance On".

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StreetDance 3D
jboothmillard17 June 2010
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You may have seen the Julia Stiles film Save the Last Dance, well this is pretty much the same premise, but concentrating on the modern street dance theme in Britain. Basically, in inner London, young dance choreographer Carly (Nichola Burley) has her street dance crew Jay 2 O, formed with her boyfriend Jay (Ukweli Roach) who has decided to move on, causing tension to break up. They also lose their place to practise, meaning they need to raise money for a real location before the big Streetdance competition final. Then Carly finds the local ballet school, and get the place for practise with permission from teacher Helena (Charlotte Rampling). There is only one condition to adhere to keep the room for practise, Carly and the gang must help train the original ballet dancers of the classroom to join their crew. Carly slowly starts to fall for training and skilled ballet dancer Tomas (Richard Winsor), who sticks up for her when they come face to face with a nasty and betraying Jay. It is after this encounter that Carly decides they should not try to pretend anything but what they are, doing ballet or street dance or whatever, they should bring the two together in a new and inventive routine. The competition final is announced to be the day of the Royal Ballet auditions for students, and the crew, with new name Breaking Point, try to compromise their way to do both. There is a little delay waiting for Tomas and the other ballet students, but wannabe street dancer Eddie (George Sampson) gives them some time, and they win the competition with a fantastic mix of street and ballet. Also starring Frank Harper as Fred, Eleanor Bron as Madame Fleurie, Patrick Baladi as Mr. Harding, Jeremy Sheffield as Michael, Teneisha Bonner as Shawna, Rachel McDowall as Isabella, Diversity's Ashley Banjo as Aaron, Flawless as The Surge and Jocelyn Jee Esien as Delilah. When you have brilliant acts like George Sampson, Flawless and Diversity, all from Britain's Got Talent, in the cast doing their stuff, you know you are going to have yourself a good film-going experience. The soundtrack, with songs like Tinie Tempah - "Pass Out", Ironik feat. Elton John - "Tiny Dancer (Hold Me Closer)", Aggro Santos feat. Kimberly Wyatt - "Candy", Wiley - "Wearing My Rolex, N-Dubz - "Strong Again" and Madcon - "Beggin'" was also an inspired choice. I didn't think it was too littered with stereotypes, I will admit apart from the food fight you forgot it was a 3D film, but overall, hardly any annoying breakaway from the key focus, it's almost all dance, dance, DANCE, it is definitely a dance drama film you won't be disappointed with. Very good!
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Feelgood and immersive
neil-47626 May 2010
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Oh. A dance movie - modern wiggly leaping about dancing to a soundtrack of rap, hip hop and bangbox music, with a story about streetdancers forced to join forces with a class of ballet dancers.

Let's get something straight - I'm not a fan of dancing, neither ballet nor street, and I'm fat and 57 - I don't do dancing (which may be one of the reasons I don't care for it). Also I don't care for music falling into those styles. So why did I go and see it? Because it's in 3D, and I'm a sucker for 3D.

But d'you know, I really enjoyed it. There's nothing in it plot-wise which you haven't seen in a hundred other movies, but that didn't matter - it's a feelgood story about underdogs learning to work together and coming out on top.

Some of the acting is a bit ropy, but it has two things working strongly for it. One is Nichola Burley. Her acting slips from time to time, but she conveys tough vulnerability well, and she is both cute and hot at the same time. And the other is the dancing. It still isn't my thing, but by heck, it's impressive. And the final sequence is well done.

Oh, and the 3D isn't bad either.
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Great moves, and some subtle messages
quillbase-lit16 July 2013
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The dance routines are great - of course. This is a dance movie, after all. The ballet and street dance are given equal treatment in terms of respect and quality. The overt messages are all good, if a bit unoriginal: "Don't chase success, make success", "Never give up on your dreams", "Loyalty comes before personal gain", and "Respect differences". This last, however, comes with an interesting, unspoken lesson.

All through the film, we see how street dance is more "accepting" than ballet. In ballet, you must move in set ways, be of a certain age and body-type, and follow the traditions. In street dance, everyone is welcome, and pretty much anything goes. This is said, both in the dialogue and in the characters' actions. So, ballet-dancers are snobs, and street dancers are cool, right?

Except, when Breaking Point begin their competition performance, they open with classical music. The entire crowd starts to boo, without even waiting for the dance to begin. The booing and jeering doesn't stop until the music changes to something that they approve. This is the "cool", "anything goes" street dance scene, but they are just as prejudiced as anyone else.

A balanced message, and all the better for being unacknowledged in the film. No scene is perfect, but within any and every genre you will find tolerant, open-minded and friendly individuals.
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Amazing Movie About StreetDancing!
BrnzReviews6 June 2021
This was 12 years ago... wow it sure doesn't feel like it, all in all its an impressive movie. I watched this in the cinema on release day in 3D and it totally paid off, I'd been so extremely excited beyond repair. When I saw this I was really into the break dancing scene and it was such an experience to witness in 3D, this goes down as an impressive triumph, it truly shows that there's way more to dancing than you'd expect.

To be perfectlyhonest its daughter a dramatic peformance that gives you the option to feel something further for the characters you've grown to get to know. Was such an overwhelming experience in 3D.

Highly recommend checking it out!
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Dancing is the winner in this entertaining movie where Ballet becomes the new Streetdance
boreilly-313 April 2010
Although the 3D elements did not add much of a dimension to the proceedings.... I found Streetdance... Energetic, Pulsating and a terrificly choreographed piece of cinematic entertainment - which will appeal to the "more mature audience" as well as its teen target market.

The storyline revolves around Carly (Nichola Burley) and her Streetdance crew, who have to contend with the loss of their Dance leader and also discover they have nowhere to rehearse. With time running out, Carly must win the respect of her dancing troupe and find a suitable place to train for the final of the UK Street Dance Competition. While delivering sandwiches to a local Ballet school, salvation and a glimmer of hope comes to Carly in the guise of the Ballet schoolmistress, Helena (played by Charlotte Rampling). She offers Carly the use of the school's facilities provided Carly agrees to instill some of the Streetdance intensity and passion into her lacklustre and classicly trained Ballet students. The result is a glorious clash of cultures, egos and temperaments.

The dance routines from Diversity & Flawless etc were perfectly executed and a joy to watch. And while it is not in the class of "Dirty Dancing", Streetdance's energetic footwork and the "ballet" cross-over storyline makes it standout from many of its contemporaries.

Yes, there are relationship issues (Love and Distrust) between the dancers, but it's the StreetDancing - which covers every style of dancing - that wins out in the end.

A cross-over section of the"young and not so young" preview audience were already asking when is Streetdance 2 being released. (need I say more?)
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So close... almost
Snootz6 November 2020
When making a movie about combining two different genres of art, you better make sure you nail the final choreography. Missing the bullseye is not an option.

This movie has a decent enough basic story, an acceptable plot twist, reasonably good directing, and some of the best dancing (within a limited scope). Some of the dancers were incredible, stand-out, jaw dropping good. The movie holds attention all the way through.

Some of the "practice" scenes are a bit of a yawner, but were tolerable amidst the energy of the majority of the film. But as we've seen in so many films, if that final choreography isn't amazing, it's going to fizzle. The concept behind this was mixing of ballet and street dancing and it doesn't... quite... get there. Fizzle. The final dance sequence isn't all that impressive, plopping this squarely in the middle of the "Yet another dance movie", with little to make it stand out from other dance films. A shame really, because some of the dance sequences are astoundingly good.

Nice try, but if you're gonna take on a project like this ya better really hit that final mark.
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predictable yet enjoyable
sophjoy1 June 2010
The plot was predictable with very few surprises, 'Step up style.' The acting was not particularly special and it occasionally reached quite low standards. Yet the movie as a whole still managed to be thoroughly enjoyable. The second half was much better than the first.The Dancing was fantastic from every aspect. All the characters were very skilled. Each dance was different and better than the previous one. This of course made the movie what it was.and the 3D effects were good fun. I was always a step up fan and thought nothing could compete with it but street dance managed to. It was much better than I expected and is definitely worth seeing.
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A refreshing surprise
fudgesinger1 January 2011
It is corny , cheesy and yet it works. For the first time since I can remember, The City Of London is shot so beautifully. It really makes you want to visit this great city either at dawn, dusk and of course day. The story is charmingly simply and reminiscent of any putting on show film since the year dot but this time about street dance! And I loved every moment of it.

The support cast of Charlotte Rampling, Eleanor Bron playing Russian ballet mistress with the foreign accent makes the young performers really move up a notch in the acting department.

But of course the high spot is the dance and my goodness there is lots of it. beautifully shot and edited in such a way that you can actually see what is going on without the awful 3 second cutting of pop videos and even some major feature films. The directors of this film trusted their material and knew they could keep their audience interest without a succession of short jump cuts ( a la Moulin Rouge and Nine).

Summing up: this a really good feel good movie. Corny but entertaining and you coming out smiling which surly is what filmaking is all about. Donlt expect Bafta/Oscar stuff , just enjoy 95 minutes of innocent feel good fun
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Beats... Moves.. that are Unforgettable.
irisgonz_2111 June 2010
The plot was well followed sequentially through out, however the plot is similar to others that have been done before.

What this movie does offer is candy for the eyes and inspiration in terms of dance, particularly with the dance sequences at the beginning and during the movie.

A MUST SEE in the cinemas… Especially in 3D, the combination of music and dance in this film is unlike all the others I've seen, a fresh new take... UK style!

In terms of characters for this film, they were interesting, and the acting abilities of the dancer/actors are like other dance movies.. where the acting skills are something still to be acquired fully.

I'm certainly buying this when it is out on DVD, as a great future reference point for dance moves and choreography.
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Energetic and vibrant
Gordon-1128 July 2012
This film is about a young woman who is left in charge of her street dance crew, after the leader walks out. She takes up the challenge and lead her team to the Streetdance UK finals.

"StreetDance 3D" is what a dance film should be. It is youthful, vibrant, energetic and uplifting. The dance moves are very cool, and the music is great too. All the dancers scenes are lively and there is so much energy going on. Combining street dance and ballet is a great idea, which sets it different from other dance films. Though the plot is the standard predictable formula, the ending is surprisingly a bit vague, which leaves me to wish for the best for the dancers involved.
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Acting wasn't great, but Outstanding dancing!
ultrarobbie-131 May 2010
I guess I was reluctant to see this movie, but I didn't want to see 'Space Chimps 2' mainly because well... it looked rubbish. Plus I'm not much of a fan of gory movies so I didn't really want to see the other movies.

But this film was pretty good.

Acting - No the acting wasn't great, with some slow and out of place dialogue. But it wasn't terrible, just definitely not Oscar worthy. [1/10] Plot - The plot was pretty decent. [1/10] Dancing - Brilliant. Every move made was so swift and every stunt was performed perfectly, especially the added 3D making it look right out in front of you. [3.5/10] The 3D was pretty good. It made you feel like you were there watching the competition and even right with the dancers! Plus getting hit with a cap the dancer had thrown at the screen was pretty cool! [0.5/10]

0.5 + 1 + 1 + 3.5 = 6/10

Is it worth seeing? - I think so yes. It's a new experience seeing dancing like that up close, and with the added 3D it was a great experience!
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If you are looking for something like Step Up , don't waste your time
sherif_hamdy-742-86105229 September 2010
This movie is a big waste of time , the story is looks like Step Up , a Street Dance Crew training in ballet school and some ballet dancers join the crew , the only new thing here is Ballet Dance . I have some notes you might find it useful :

1- I think Street Dance must be on Hip Hop music but I don't know what the director was thinking by making them dance on this music , awful .

2- You can't compare this with Step Up , the dance is not good , and the story is not good as Step Up .

3- The Romance in this movie is really disappointing .

I think they was trying to create something new , by mixing Ballet Dance with Street Dance , but I think they fail .
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