Box art for Step Up 2: The Streets

Step Up 2: The Streets

  • Rated PG13
  • HD and SD formats available


"Step Up 2: The Streets" is the hottest dance movie of the year!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
  • Audience Score

common sense

ON for kids age 12
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
1 out of 5
2 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Electrifying dance elevates an almost boring film.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this dance movie targeting teens -- especially fans of the original Step Up -- is age-appropriate for older tweens. There's little sexual material, swearing, or violence.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about why dance is so important to Andie, who appears to have had a difficult childhood (though we don't get many details about it). How does it allow her to grow and learn? What sense of satisfaction does she get out of competing in the streets?
  • Why do you think dance movies are so popular?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Promises to hit all the urban-dance hallmarks with sledgehammer intensity.

- Amos Barshad, New York Magazine, Friday, February 15, 2008

Rotten: It suffers from a real lack of charisma, still the dance bits are good.

- Anna Smith, Empire Magazine, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: It suffers from a real lack of charisma, still the dance bits are good.

- Anna Smith, Empire Magazine Australasia, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I am not quite sure what these filmmakers are doing, but this time, we actually get a real taste of what the title is supposed to represent. "Step Up 2 the Streets" is in fact a marginal improvement on it's predecessor, but still helms a very generic story. A girl will be thrown out of school, so decides to attend another school for dancing to prove herself. In the process, she embarrasses herself by break dancing in a ballet class. This eventually stirs up a new dance crew and consequences with her old crew pursue. This film has much more drive on what it is trying to convey and that is why I enjoyed it so much. This has got to be one of the biggest guilty pleasures ever. "Step Up 2 the Streets" is exhilarating.

- fb733768972, Sunday, July 29, 2012

3 stars

More like a step down from the first. Not to say this was a bad film, but it just lacked the substance and character of the first.

- fb729949618, Monday, October 31, 2011

5 stars

I love all of the Step Ups although this is my least favourite out of all of them. Still a very good film though! I like Robert Hoffman.

- murphmann93, Thursday, June 23, 2011