Footloose Reviews

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Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
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
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
June 23, 2003
One could take it as a quaint little throwback, if the movie weren't so tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 56/100
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas CityLife
November 19, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
February 5, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
October 23, 2002
Sadly, sadly dated.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 17, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com
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
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 23, 2013
It's watchable only because the energetic cast does wonders with the banal story.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 27, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
February 17, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
February 6, 2003
A '50s B-movie very awkwardly translated to the '80s.
| Original Score: 2/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
October 8, 2002
Listless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
A cynical and manipulative exercise with little feel for the teen culture it purports to celebrate.
Randy White
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A dated rebellion tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
September 23, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
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
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
February 18, 2014
It dates itself in the best possible way for a little throwback kick.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Betsy Sherman
Boston Phoenix
October 15, 2011
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