Stick It Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 19, 2009
A message of competitive independence permeates debut director Jessica Bendinger's spunky movie about Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) a headstrong gymnast-disguised-as-rebel who learns to embrace her talents by way of careful coaching from Jeff Bridges.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper
March 6, 2008
Like most sports movies, Stick It has a message: Unless they're equipped with loads of sass-back and a pile of band T-shirts that announce their hardcoreness, female gymnasts are really, really stupid.
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
A middle-aged white guy who's not a perv can actually enjoy the snappy dialogue, astounding athletics and solidly sentimental sports clichés.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 14, 2007
an essence of by-mistake-80s-homage is the only thing keeping this movie at the crust of the rest of made for TV teen flicks
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 5, 2006
Stick It was not made for fat, bald guys in their mid-30s. So is it a big surprise that I didn't like the movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 19, 2006
...sample line of dialogue: "I'm so sure I'm practically deodorant!"
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Neil Smith
BBC.com
October 17, 2006
'This sport is a total joke!' fumes the spunky gymnast heroine of Stick It, a sentiment that will be shared by anyone who wastes their hard-earned on this silly teen comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 14, 2006
Missy Peregrym is a real find - she gives an energetic, funny and extremely physical performance, to the point where you feel exhausted just watching her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
October 14, 2006
Star Missy Peregrym shows more promise in her first feature, despite the fact that her teenage years are clearly behind her, and her charismatic screen presence enlivens an otherwise dull film.
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine
October 13, 2006
The script fights well against the cliche-ridden plot but this is very average all round.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 1, 2006
Snappy dialog and some prickly satire give it an edge most of these youthful romps lack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
September 18, 2006
This is a movie for fourteen-year-olds that feels like it's been written by one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Szymanski
Hollywood.com
August 24, 2006
Stick It is an enjoyable kids' film with a tough group of gals who have an appreciation for gymnastics and claim that what they do is harder than being a Navy SEAL.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
June 13, 2006
Writer director Jessica Bendiger has in part differentiated the film by giving it an indie feel. But the storyline is misguided in that it suggests that bad sportsmanship is to be admired.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
May 15, 2006
For a film whose characters value authenticity and natural talent, it's ironic that Stick It's rebellious nature is more of a fashion statement than state of mind and its showstopping physical feats...are computer-aided.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Bridges maintains his dignity as best he can, but Peregrym fails to convince, either as a teenager or as a gymnast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
May 9, 2006
Bendinger's film is a mess. That's really all there is to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
May 8, 2006
Missy Peregrym is the second coming of Nancy McKeon (do I want to kiss her, or get her to change my oil?).
| Original Score: 6/10
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
May 7, 2006
Comes unglued about two thirds of the way through
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 6, 2006
Bridges, as always, turns in dependable work as the hard-nosed coach Vickerman, but the character comes with a little too much backstory that neither advances the plot nor finds resolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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