Emily (Kathryn McCormick) arrives in Miami with aspirations of becoming a professional dancer and soon falls in love with Sean (Ryan Guzman), a young man who leads a dance crew in elaborate, cutting-edge flash mobs, called "The Mob." When a wealthy business man threatens to develop the Mob's historic neighborhood and displace thousands of people, Emily must band together with Sean and The Mob to turn their performance art into protest art, and risk losing their dreams to fight for a greater cause.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
No one goes to a "Step Up" movie for the plot or the romance. Only the dancing matters here.Neil Genzlinger, New York Times, 07.26.2012
There isn't a franchise around that matches the kids' moves in the Step Up series. We just need a better reason to dance along.Scott Bowles, USA Today, 07.26.2012
Though the location-specific choreography looks like it could be impressive, the film's frantic cutting style makes it difficult to simply enjoy bodies moving in space.Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 07.26.2012
While dance purists won't be impressed by the energetic and athletic choreography -- the dancers have clearly learned routines but not necessarily technique -- date-movie audiences will likely want to go out dancing afterward themselves, and that's fun.Frank Lovece, Newsday, 07.26.2012