Footloose Reviews

February 18, 2014
It dates itself in the best possible way for a little throwback kick.
October 3, 2011
reignited the youth genre with the dynamics of music video aesthetics and has remained a cultural touchstone ever since
January 2, 2011
A dated rebellion tale.
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.
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.
January 30, 2007
Herbert Ross directed this odd but reasonably effective blend of rock music and didactic melodrama.
September 2, 2005
An 80s milestone, for better or for worse... and a key link to any game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.
March 31, 2005
A lively and entertaining youth drama about the coming of change in a repressive small town.
September 23, 2004
August 2, 2004
OK teen flick that time has treated kindly.
May 29, 2004
March 30, 2004
Only the most cynical would never admit to tapping their toes to Loggins' title track.
October 16, 2003
July 14, 2003
I know it's a classic, but I wanted more dancing. Great hair though.
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.
March 10, 2003
The kids fight for their right to party in this hokey song-and-dance story.
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.
January 1, 2000
For sheer, silly fantasy, Footloose can't be beat.
January 1, 2000
After a while you kind of go, 'Y'know, this isn't actually all that bad.'