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Free Style Reviews

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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Bleu remains one to watch, but only real fans will want to watch this.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

October 9, 2009
Mike Hale
New York Times
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Free Style is about motocross and stars Corbin Bleu of the Disney Channel repertory company, two facts that might lead you to expect a certain kind of film.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2009
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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You don't have to be a swooning teenage girl to be enamored of Free Style and its heartthrob actor Corbin Bleu.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 9, 2009
Cary Darling
Dallas Morning News
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As predictable and cliché as Free Style is, it moves along briskly enough and Bleu is compelling enough that it doesn't wear out its welcome.

| Original Score: 3.5/5

October 9, 2009
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine

A film Barack Obama would approve of screening for Sasha and Malia -- there's even a jab at private health insurers.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

October 9, 2009
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Bleu's cute-but-bland act flatlines in every scene of a movie with a script that is a perfect match for his abilities.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1/4

October 9, 2009
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Teen motocross fan aims big in well-meaning but so-so drama.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

October 8, 2009
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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The movie revels in that kind of good-natured, sitcom-style corniness.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

October 8, 2009
Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
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If the world truly needs a family-friendly drama built around motocross racing, it might as well be Free Style, a wholly competent film from journeyman director William Dear.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

October 8, 2009
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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Establishing some rooting interest in an underdog like Bleu's character is essential for movies like this, but not to the point where needless subplots about his mother's relationship with the local sheriff is more vital than putting rubber to dirt.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

October 8, 2009
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

You can always while away the hour and a half playing 'Count the Cliches.' One wishes Bleu all the best, but on the evidence of this picture his career might be a lot shorter than his hair.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D-

October 8, 2009
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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There are some charming actors in this movie, all dressed up but with no place to go. Free Style is remorselessly formulaic, with every character and plot point playing its assigned role.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

October 8, 2009
Drew Toal
Time Out New York
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Anyone over the legal voting age will have to suffer through "valuable" life lessons to get to the sick two-wheel aerials. Nothing ever comes for free.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

October 7, 2009
Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
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The plot of Free Style, lifted wholesale from any number of kid-with-a-dream movies, unfolds just the way you think it will... until the climax turns out to be even cheesier than you feared.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

October 7, 2009
Vadim Rizov
Village Voice
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Lower-class rage is addressed in a fashion that most movies -- let alone family ones -- shy away from. Which doesn't make this a good movie, but at least it has something on its mind.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 6, 2009
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

Soft-peddled father issues, and race relations get coasted over like so much conveyor-belt product in director William Dear's oh-so-safe kids' romantic sports drama.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: D

October 6, 2009
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

For High School Musical fans unwaveringly devoted to Corbin Bleu, Free Style provides ample opportunity to swoon over the former East High basketballer's big floppy hair and Disney Channel-grade emoting.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

October 5, 2009
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