Box art for Step Up 2: The Streets

Step Up 2: The Streets

  • Rated PG13


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

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

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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

2 stars

With more memorable characters, dancing I actually care about, and an overall better plot that the first film, "Step Up 2: The Streets" is nothing groundbreaking, but you can have a lot of fun with it. These first two films in the series are hated by critics, and I can see why, but I find these films to be huge guilty pleasures. It is almost as if these characters pass over the torch at the beginning of each film. Channing Tatum knows the main character and motivates her to make the decisions she makes throughout this film, and a side character who you come to love will be followed in the next film as he passes on the torch. I admire these aspects and it makes the films feel fresher than they should be. If you are going into any of these films hoping for an incredible story then you are looking in the wrong place. No, not even I would call this a good film, but I enjoy the hell out of it. "Step Up 2: The Streets" has awesome dancing, which is what the first film lacked, but not much different of a story, so it is barely a step up, no pun intended. If you can forgive cliches, you may just have a blast.

- fb733768972, Friday, August 8, 2014

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