Footloose (2011)

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Critic Consensus: While it hews closely to the 1984 original, Craig Brewer infuses his Footloose remake with toe-tapping energy and manages to keep the story fresh for a new generation.


Movie Info

Writer/Director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film. Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont's local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language)
Genre: Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
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Written By: Craig Brewer, Dean Pitchford
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 6, 2012
Box Office: $51.8M
Runtime:
Paramount Studios - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Footloose

All Critics (161) | Top Critics (40)

An unnecessary, though enjoyable, remake of Kevin Bacon's 1984 breakout hit.

Full Review… | October 24, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

My Sunday shoes remain intact.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

This remake could have audiences tapping their feet... as they wait for it to end.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

FEMA can take a day off because Footloose is one remake that won't be called a natural disaster, in fact, it's one hell of a good film.

Full Review… | February 11, 2013
We Got This Covered

Director Craig Brewer has Southernized the story...made it lighter on its feet.

Full Review… | January 6, 2013
Tribune News Service

It's unlikely that Brewer's Footloose will persuade many remake skeptics but the film does deliver surprisingly enjoyable character drama and exciting choreography.

Full Review… | October 2, 2012
ScreenRant

Audience Reviews for Footloose

½

The boy from Boston sometimes has the accent and sometimes doesn't. The writing is awful because people DON'T talk like that ever. The pacing is too quick and that boy makes friends super fast doesn't he? Horrible acting too. I couldn't finish it; it was really lame.

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Super Reviewer

There comes a time to cut loose

Good remake! Not as good as the original but pretty much the same storyline. While the nostalgia factor may cloud the memories of some people, the original Footloose is really nothing more than a fun diversion packed alongside an absolutely infectious soundtrack that is still great even today. It is a fairly silly film really, but with the help of Kevin Bacon's 1984-era charm and charisma, the film remains a wildly enjoyable film. Yet somehow, in remaking the film for an audience in 2011, it seems like the filmmakers missed more than a few steps along the way. 'Footloose' is about celebrating the spirit of youth through the freedom of movement, so expect the characters to speak passionately about how dancing isn't just a frivolous activity, or worse still an act of rebellion against authority. But while these other films were simply content to wow their audiences with some spectacular dance moves, Brewer surprisingly places story and character front and center, using dance only as a device to either. The 80s version had more energy and focus. People bashed this movie before they saw it and even after wards their minds are wrapped up in their biased critique. Remakes are not made to outdo the original, but to modernize it for the next generation. It was truly amazing, nodded at the original and kept it tight. Go see it for fun!

Ren MacCormack moves from the city of Boston to a small southern town, where life is very different. An accident, in which five teenagers were killed after a night out, shocked the small town's community. The local councilmen and Reverend Shaw reacted to the incident by banning loud music and dancing. Ren stands up to the ban and, in the process, falls in love with the Reverend's daughter.

MANUGINO
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

½

I came into this braced to be disappointed. I enjoyed the original so much, that I just knew this would be a let down. Well, I think they made this movie with the intent to please fans of the older one. I thought the remade scenes payed a lot of homage to the original, but still made it new. A well done, very enjoyable updated version of a classic. ............and the last major dance scene had me clapping like the complete dork that I am!! :) yay!

itsjustme2004
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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