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Footloose Reviews

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October 18, 2011
If you haven't seen the original and are happy to ignore some of the more mad script decisions, you might get a kick out of it, but otherwise, youre better off re-watching the movie that started it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 18, 2011
'I believe that any town where Dennis Quaid can wear pleated trousers should also be a town where kids can dance,' says Ren. 'But first, I will prove my bona fides by racing a school bus encrusted with stuffed animals!'
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 18, 2011
It's a rare remake that improves on the original. But the new Footloose does just that. The dancing is better, the drama grittier, the stars sexier -- and the music and the cast are more energetic and diverse.
October 17, 2011
The most immaterial remake of 2011, and boy, ain't that saying something.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
October 17, 2011
Brewer can ... stage and shoot a dance sequence in a way that the movement can be wholly appreciated, and those scenes become infectiously entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 16, 2011
An almost risibly old-fashioned crowd-pleaser...weirdly constrained by Brewer's determination to ape the original so earnestly...so clean-cut and wholesome that the MTV imprimatur attached to it seems like a joke.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 16, 2011
This is an unimaginative, near-carbon copy of what everyone recognised in 1984 as a cross between Flashdance and Rebel Without a Cause.
October 16, 2011
I'm sure there are plenty of people who will say that the original version was so much better than this one and they may be right, but I'm certainly in no hurry to prove it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 16, 2011
With his delightful learning-how-to-dance sequence, Miles Teller almost steals 'Footloose' from fantastic dancers Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough.
October 15, 2011
Don't come with any high expectations.
October 14, 2011
Footloose is completely harmless, and quite enjoyable at times. Like any good pop song, it's got a beat, and you can dance to it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2011
Utterly unnecessary, ham-fisted remake of a supposed 1980s "classic."
October 14, 2011
It seems more pandering (and dated) than ever.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 14, 2011
I was not impressed by the original and was pleased to find a slight satisfaction in the refreshed model.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2011
Footloose is fancy-free, an iconic movie's tribute that could stand on its own two, tapping feet.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 14, 2011
"Footloose" has the look and feel of an OK basic cable movie."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 14, 2011
In terms of empty-headed exuberance, it's hard to top Footloose.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 14, 2011
There was really no reason to remake it, but if you accept the fact that remakes are inevitable in today's Hollywood, then the new Footloose shows at least how to avoid travesty.
October 14, 2011
This is a situation where audiences will go into the theater humming the featured songs, and while the movie they see offers no surprises, it does something relatively few fall releases can claim: it delivers exactly what it promises...
October 14, 2011
'You deal with your pain in extremes,' the minister is told. The line is a key to Brewer's filmography: All the director's movies are about people who deal with their pain in extremes, and the plots chronicle the consequences of their coping...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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