Footloose (1984)



Critic Consensus: There's not much dancing, but what's there is great. The rest of the time, Footloose is a nice hunk of trashy teenage cheese.

Movie Info

In this lively adolescent-oriented musical, a city kid attempts to adapt to life in an ultra-conservative backwater Midwestern town. Once there, he ends up leading the repressed teenagers into a rebellion against the town fathers, who have outlawed rock & roll and dancing. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Dean Pitchford
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 8, 2002
Paramount Home Video

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Critic Reviews for Footloose

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (5)

Essential to the result is young Kevin Bacon, superb in the lead part.

Full Review… | February 12, 2008
Top Critic

Herbert Ross directed this odd but reasonably effective blend of rock music and didactic melodrama.

Full Review… | January 30, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

A cynical and manipulative exercise with little feel for the teen culture it purports to celebrate.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Footloose is a seriously confused movie that tries to do three things, and does all of them badly.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Like the rest of today's video-happy teen-age entertainments, Footloose doesn't expect to be watched closely or taken seriously. It wants to fill the screen with catchy music and pretty kids, and this it certainly accomplishes.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

It dates itself in the best possible way for a little throwback kick.

Full Review… | February 18, 2014

Audience Reviews for Footloose

Kevin Bacons shining moment? I dont know but i still watch this one I catch it on TV. Fun movie.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


Sure it makes not much sense that the teenagers of this small town that has outlawed dancing for five years could all dance so well, yet this is an enjoyable film with a great soundtrack, while Lithgow's character is shown as more complex than your typical zealot antagonist.

Carlos Magalh„es

Super Reviewer

That rare brand of teen 80's movie that I don't especially like. Not sure why, I love the 80's, but this one never did anything for me...

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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