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Footloose Reviews

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Rob Vaux
February 18, 2014
It dates itself in the best possible way for a little throwback kick.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
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
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A dated rebellion tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
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
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Variety Staff
February 12, 2008
Essential to the result is young Kevin Bacon, superb in the lead part.

TV Guide
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
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 30, 2007
Herbert Ross directed this odd but reasonably effective blend of rock music and didactic melodrama.
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
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
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 23, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 2, 2004
OK teen flick that time has treated kindly.
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
New Times
May 29, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5

March 30, 2004
Only the most cynical would never admit to tapping their toes to Loggins' title track.
Jurgen Fauth
October 16, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
I know it's a classic, but I wanted more dancing. Great hair though.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Like the rest of today's video-happy teen-age entertainments, Footloose doesn't expect to be watched closely or taken seriously. It wants to fill the screen with catchy music and pretty kids, and this it certainly accomplishes.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
The kids fight for their right to party in this hokey song-and-dance story.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 23, 2002
primarily remembered as the "dance movie" that made Kevin Bacon a star, but it's a good deal savvier than it seems on the surface.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
For sheer, silly fantasy, Footloose can't be beat.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
After a while you kind of go, 'Y'know, this isn't actually all that bad.'
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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