Footloose Reviews

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January 27, 2012
Sadly, at least as far as I am concerned this new Footloose doesn't dance to a different enough beat to make it something I'd want to cut loose to.
October 24, 2011
An unnecessary, though enjoyable, remake of Kevin Bacon's 1984 breakout hit.
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.
October 15, 2011
Don't come with any high expectations.
October 14, 2011
It seems more pandering (and dated) than ever.
October 14, 2011
"Footloose" has the look and feel of an OK basic cable movie."
October 14, 2011
In terms of empty-headed exuberance, it's hard to top Footloose.
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
May not make as great a dent in the current generation as the original film had, but it does offer up a commendable amount of energy and heart...
October 14, 2011
Paramount's Footloose reboot never quite cuts loose enough to distinguish itself from the original.
October 14, 2011
A cheerful if slightly vacuous entertainment, with some intrepid dancing to keep audiences on their toes.
October 14, 2011
By the time four little girls teach a dorky guy to dance to (the original) "Let's Hear It for the Boy" I was a gelatinous blob of pure affection. Bring on "Flashdance" 2.0.
October 14, 2011
Brewer has delivered a largely unobjectionable note-for-note facsimile of Herbert Ross's ode to teenage rebellion, young love and the unfettered joy of movement.
October 14, 2011
This new version will quite capably supply the same amount of carefree fun to a new generation. Which is exactly what a clever, if not particularly ambitious, remake sets out to do.
October 14, 2011
Footloose drags its heels to the senior prom and, when it finally gets there, shoves in one last punch-up that puts an odd spin on what should be an upbeat display of happy feet.
October 14, 2011
There's no getting around it: this is a crushingly terrible picture.
October 14, 2011
The patent absurdity would be forgotten or at least forgiven if the songs and the moves were any good, but aside from the title track it's a sorry farrago of blandness.
October 14, 2011
A dumbed-down, sexed-up take on a story that was already risqué and not too bright … softens the '84 film's critique of the church, but is also further from its lingering Christian worldview.
October 13, 2011
The most important thing this version has in common with the original is that the talking parts are too long and the dancing parts are too short.
October 13, 2011
Give credit to Craig Brewer, the filmmaker behind the new Footloose, for realizing a new step was in order.
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