Revolution is the prettiest Step Up film yet, shedding some of the street wear for sequences with ruffles and black-lit ballet.
—Amy Nicholson Boxoffice Magazine
What matters are the moves, and Step Up Revolution has more than enough to keep even the most casual fan appreciating the beats.
—Connie Ogle Miami Herald
There’s a passably fun time to be had here if you’re in the mood for 3-D eye candy and infectious tunes.
—Sara Stewart New York Post
Step Up Revolution, the fourth entry in the venerable dance franchise, is a narrative failure but a triumph of sheer spectacle
—Andrew Barker Variety
They're good dancers, and well-choreographed. You can see the movie for that and be charitable about the moronic plot.
—Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times
Revolution’s mix of choreography, contrasting modern dance and street-style performance that incorporates hip-hop, step, acrobatic moves and Cirque du Soleil-style aerial stunts, forms an energetic, constantly shifting mosaic.
—Justin Lowe The Hollywood Reporter
While no more revolutionary than the "political" plotline, the flash-mob concept does allow for more creative choreography than this series has seen in some time.
—Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News
It’s amazing that the dancers in Step Up Revolution can move so well through all that cheese.
—Neil Genzlinger The New York Times
No one goes to a dance movie for the plot, but the lower the expectations drop for the story, the higher they rise for the raison d'être performances.
—Tasha Robinson The A.V. Club
Revolution tries a few plot moves, but, narratively, it has two left feet.
—Scott Bowles USA Today