Step Up All In Step Up: All In , the fifth flick in the franchise, recruits a handful of disparate members from previous iterations and brings them together as… Step Up All In Step Up: All In , the fifth flick in the franchise, recruits a handful of disparate members from previous iterations and brings them together as… 2014-08-08 PG-13 PT85M Drama Briana Evigan Ryan Guzman Izabella Miko Lionsgate
Movie Review

Step Up All In (2014)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
STEP UP ALL IN Briana Evigan and Ryan Guzman
Image credit: James Dittger
STEP UP ALL IN Briana Evigan and Ryan Guzman
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Aug 08, 2014; Rated: PG-13; Length: 85 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Briana Evigan, Ryan Guzman and Izabella Miko; Distributor: Lionsgate

Step Up: All In, the fifth flick in the franchise, recruits a handful of disparate members from previous iterations and brings them together as a newly formed super crew who attempt to win a Las Vegas dance contest lorded over by Lady Gaga avatar Alexxa Brava (Izabella Miko). All In was directed by Trish Sie, a choreographer best known for her work on OK Go's super-viral treadmill-assisted video ''Here It Goes Again,'' and she's pretty stellar with the camera during the two gigantic set pieces that book-end the film. In an effort to show off the actual talents of the performers, she often holds the frame still and lets the killer moves fill it. The dancing is the star of any of these movies, and Sie knows when to get out of the way and let it do the heavy lifting.

She is less assured in between the moving and shaking, and whenever the poppers and lockers talk, it's usually disastrous. Crew leaders Sean (Ryan Guzman) and Andie (Briana Evigan) handle their inevitable courtship reasonably well, but the other plot threads do little but extend an already bloated run time, and the movie ultimately forgets about them in the end anyway. (Ostensible villain Jasper just sort of fades into the background by the climax.) Evigan, who provided the spectacular spark that helped make Step Up 2 The Streets the pinnacle of this series, possesses enough charisma to brighten up her less compelling cast mates. If only she could punch up a few more script pages with her charm. The space between the spectacles are just too laborious, creating the odd sensation that there's not quite enough dance in this dance movie. B-

Originally posted Aug 08, 2014
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Weekend of Dec 14 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1. $24.5 1 $24.5 B
2. $13.2 4 $277.4 B-
3. $7.3 3 $58.8 C-
4.
Top Five
Paramount
$7.2 1 $7.2 A-
5.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Pictures
$6.1 6 $185.3 B+
6.
Interstellar
Paramount
$5.5 6 $166.8 B-
7.
Horrible Bosses 2
Warner Bros.
$4.6 3 $43.6 B-
8.
Dumb and Dumber To
Universal
$2.8 5 $82.1 C-
9. $2.5 6 $17.1 B+
10.
Wild
Fox
$1.5 2 $2.4 A-
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