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Footloose Reviews

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September 18, 2017
A classic example of how much an audience can forgive if there's a great opening and terrific ending.
February 11, 2013
FEMA can take a day off because Footloose is one remake that won't be called a natural disaster, in fact, it's one hell of a good film.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 6, 2013
Director Craig Brewer has Southernized the story...made it lighter on its feet.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 2, 2012
It's unlikely that Brewer's Footloose will persuade many remake skeptics but the film does deliver surprisingly enjoyable character drama and exciting choreography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 4, 2012
I can easily imagine this FOOTLOOSE being looked back on down the road as the film that launched these names much like how the '84 film is reflected on in terms of Bacon.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 22, 2011
It's taken me a long time to come to grips with this cinematic weakness - or maybe it's a blessing. I like dance movies, especially if the music is bouncy and it makes the characters happy. That's an infectious film sequence for me.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2011
The latest Footloose is a step up from recent dance flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 28, 2011
The characters, the scenes, the dancing, even much of the dialogue are all plugged into a rigidly prefabricated storyline that treats its 1984 predecessor more as holy writ instead of perishable Reagan-era cheese.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 24, 2011
An unnecessary, though enjoyable, remake of Kevin Bacon's 1984 breakout hit.
October 21, 2011
The makers of 'Footloose 2.0' can be faulted for actually sticking too closely to the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2011
While the 2011 version of the film doesn't suck, it isn't as good as the original ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 19, 2011
Better than I thought it would be, but not as good as I hoped it would be.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 19, 2011
...the film's overlength ultimately prevent[s] it from becoming the propulsive piece of work Brewer has clearly intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2011
The dancing sequences are terrific - even the line-dancing is tolerable - but what really sells this quality reboot are the dashes of reality missing from the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
With his delightful learning-how-to-dance sequence, Miles Teller almost steals 'Footloose' from fantastic dancers Kenny Wormald and Julianne Hough.
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
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+
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