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Make It Happen Reviews

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Mike Edwards
What Culture
April 8, 2011
Another dance movie this year? Seriously, where the heck do they keep coming from?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 20, 2009
...yet another tedious inspirational tale revolving around a would-be dancer's efforts at transcending her wrong-side-of-the-tracks upbringing to become a professional hoofer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
December 20, 2008
We know the trajectory, it's a question of how brightly the rocket burns and how interested we are in the astronauts aboard this dance missile from small town Indiana to Chicago Big Time Dance School
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
September 5, 2008
This film's limp retelling of the against-all-odds cliche just doesn't bump, grind or sweat enough to make it happen.
Des Partridge
Courier Mail (Australia)
September 5, 2008
Mary Elizabeth Winstead [has] star quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)
September 5, 2008
It's hard to dislike all these urban musicals aimed at teenage girls, and even harder to tell them apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
August 8, 2008
So predictable that you know exactly what's going to happen at any given minute.
| Original Score: 2/5
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
August 8, 2008
Then you wait for the moment one of the regular girls gets injured, the hostess has to find a replacement and... the rest you know.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

The Sun (UK)
August 8, 2008
The film should have been called Rehash Dance, because it is Flashdance without any new ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ellen E Jones
Total Film
August 8, 2008
It's all just filler between the dance scenes, which are admittedly fun. Think Pussycat Dolls with slightly more clothes on. Unrepentantly formulaic, but enjoyable all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
August 8, 2008
This awesomely unambitious film has all the depth of a Pepsi ad.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Peter Bradshaw
August 8, 2008
Its just as cheesy and just as icky, but calamitously fails to offer any high-octane dance to ease the pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
August 8, 2008
It could be a contemporary take on classic backstage musicals. Or it could be the end of the cinematic arts as we know them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 8, 2008
There's dancing, there's emotion, there's an earnestly cheesy inspirational storyline, there's nothing you won't have seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
August 8, 2008
Despite boundless energy and some surprisingly artful photography, 'Make it Happen' is never more than product. Cheap, abysmally scripted and utterly soulless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
Nick De Semlyen
Empire Magazine
August 8, 2008
The directing's lazy, the love interest is a smarmy douche and the dialogue is flatter than Winstead's toned tummy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Victor Olliver
August 7, 2008
The story may be predictable but Winstead infuses every moment with an amazing amount of charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
August 7, 2008
In short, this is a watchable dance movie and Winstead's performance just about compensates for the generally poor direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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