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Footloose Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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 ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 18, 2014
It dates itself in the best possible way for a little throwback kick.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 23, 2013
It's watchable only because the energetic cast does wonders with the banal story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 10, 2011
For such an iconic dance movie, Footloose is an odd bird of a movie with surprisingly little dancing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 3, 2011
reignited the youth genre with the dynamics of music video aesthetics and has remained a cultural touchstone ever since
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 2, 2011
A dated rebellion tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 12, 2008
Essential to the result is young Kevin Bacon, superb in the lead part.
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 30, 2007
Herbert Ross directed this odd but reasonably effective blend of rock music and didactic melodrama.
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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.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 31, 2005
A lively and entertaining youth drama about the coming of change in a repressive small town.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
Footloose is a seriously confused movie that tries to do three things, and does all of them badly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 2, 2004
OK teen flick that time has treated kindly.
| Original Score: 3/5
March 30, 2004
Only the most cynical would never admit to tapping their toes to Loggins' title track.
July 14, 2003
I know it's a classic, but I wanted more dancing. Great hair though.
| Original Score: 3/5
June 23, 2003
One could take it as a quaint little throwback, if the movie weren't so tedious.
Read More | Original Score: 56/100
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