Footloose Reviews

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May 23, 2020
Footloose is elevated to something much more than a teen romance. It becomes a social parable about the dangers of extremism. Footloose is about what happens when you try to control people too much.
February 10, 2020
These movies are produced only to promote album sales. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 3, 2018
There's a plot that would have been dated in the '50s. Hokey doesn't begin to describe the inanity, the tedium, the utter lack of originality in Dean Pitchford's script.
October 19, 2016
Kevin Bacon moves like a machete chopping through the jungle.
February 17, 2016
"Footloose" turns out to be a sort of Boy Scout version of "Flashdance," a carefully toned-down, overly respectable piece of schmaltz ...
February 18, 2014
It dates itself in the best possible way for a little throwback kick.
May 23, 2013
It's watchable only because the energetic cast does wonders with the banal story.
October 10, 2011
For such an iconic dance movie, Footloose is an odd bird of a movie with surprisingly little dancing.
October 3, 2011
reignited the youth genre with the dynamics of music video aesthetics and has remained a cultural touchstone ever since
January 2, 2011
A dated rebellion tale.
February 13, 2008
Footloose wasn't exactly a critical fave, but it didn't try to be hip and it had a relatively light touch, with recognizable human beings on the screen.
February 12, 2008
Essential to the result is young Kevin Bacon, superb in the lead part.
February 5, 2008
January 30, 2007
The movie features some good dancing -- not nearly enough, however -- and a fine, understated performance by Lithgow in a role that might easily lend itself to caricature.
January 30, 2007
Herbert Ross directed this odd but reasonably effective blend of rock music and didactic melodrama.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
A cynical and manipulative exercise with little feel for the teen culture it purports to celebrate.
September 2, 2005
An 80s milestone, for better or for worse... and a key link to any game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
July 8, 2005
March 31, 2005
A lively and entertaining youth drama about the coming of change in a repressive small town.
February 17, 2005
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