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Footloose Reviews

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Kathleen Carroll
New York Daily News
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
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Variety Staff
February 12, 2008
Essential to the result is young Kevin Bacon, superb in the lead part.
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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.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
A cynical and manipulative exercise with little feel for the teen culture it purports to celebrate.
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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
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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