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The Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women opened in 2009 with a mandate to send every student to college, despite the barriers that their home lives and community might present. Now, as the first class enters its senior year, the stakes are high to achieve that purpose. The film follows three irrepressible seniors and their "Lethal Ladies" step dance team as they navigate a nerve-wracking college application process and strive to elevate the creative outlet that keeps them united and fighting to reach their goals. "Step" hones in on the trials and triumphs of these tenacious young women, as well as their relationships with the women who champion and challenge them: their mothers, an unstoppable college counselor, and a no-nonsense step coach. These mentors are never far, doing all that they can to enable achievement, often with the odds stacked against them. This founding class is wrestling with life at the brink of their independence, always to a contagious beat that is haunting and universal.

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Based on 11 Step reviews, Step gets an average review score of 80.
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www.washingtonpost.comCinema
A soaring, heart-bursting portrait of a group of intrepid Baltimore high school students guaranteed to bring audiences to their feet — whether out of vicarious triumph, overpowe...
10d ago
90/100
www.hollywoodreporter.comCinema
The "Lethal Ladies" of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women display their fierce moves and their determination in this joyous documentary about a high-stakes graduati...
10d ago
90/100
www.wsj.comCinema
This documentary looks at the challenges faced by a female step-dancing team in an inner-city high school.
10d ago
90/100
variety.comCinema
Amanda Lipitz's thrilling debut documentary offers a timely look at a talented group of Baltimore teens.
10d ago
3.5/4
www.rogerebert.comCinema
A soul-stirring, foot-stomping and inspirational step beyond most in that its final showdown is only the beginning of a path towards a brighter future for the participants.
10d ago
B+/A+
thefilmstage.comCinema
Step, like many documentaries, uses a sport as an entry point to a larger discussion about race, the struggles of those on the lower end of the income spectrum, and the challeng...
10d ago
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