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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.
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
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
July 8, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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
November 19, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
February 5, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 23, 2002
Sadly, sadly dated.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 17, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
November 5, 2002
The goofy breakdancing session at the senior prom that closes Footloose is a poor substitute for either the wildly pleasurable spectacles of past Hollywood musicals or the exaggerated pathos of a great teen film like Rebel Without a Cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 23, 2013
It's watchable only because the energetic cast does wonders with the banal story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 27, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 17, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
October 19, 2016
Kevin Bacon moves like a machete chopping through the jungle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 6, 2003
A '50s B-movie very awkwardly translated to the '80s.
| Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2002
Listless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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January 26, 2006
A cynical and manipulative exercise with little feel for the teen culture it purports to celebrate.
January 2, 2011
A dated rebellion tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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