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Roll Bounce Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
April 25, 2011
For the most part though, the honesty of the performances keeps everything afloat when it could drift into easy sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
I enjoyed it in all its cheesiness.
Kam Williams
May 7, 2007
For some reason, teasing people about their skin color has become a big theme of brainless black comedies like this. Plus, it unfolds like one long Pepsi ad, with dialogue extolling the cola's virtues in virtually every scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
December 10, 2005
Worthy of a 99-cent rental, if only so you can witness the howlingly awful performance by Wesley Jonathan as a self-appointed roller-disco mega-lord called "Sweetness." Kid had me in tears, I swear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Nothing about this film is as cathartic as it tries to make itself because the characters just aren't that absorbing. Instead of tugging your heart, it just spits in your eye.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
December 6, 2005
This is the 40th "skating movie" to hit the screens since Charlie Chaplin's The Rink (1915). It is neither the best nor the worst of them - skater dudes may think its cool, but 25 years ago there was the much maligned Xanadu with ELO, ONJ and (sigh!) stil
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 13, 2005
A spunky, fun little film.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 8, 2005
It would take a critic more churlish than this one to sneer and bare chickenlike talons at Roll Bounce
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
October 6, 2005
The skating routines are a lot of fun to watch, filled with great choreography and backed by great tunes.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 29, 2005
Actually one of the year's more pleasant surprises, though it misses being more than that through a combination of length and a sometimes sloppy, meandering screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
September 28, 2005
A nice blast of character-driven nostalgia with the best use of Charlie Murphy and Wayne Brady since Chapelle snapped.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
September 28, 2005
Roll Bounce is the season's brightest, happiest surprise.
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Ruth Ferguson
September 27, 2005
The well-blended mix of music, humor, 70s swagger and poignancy allows "Roll Bounce" to stand out. Fun and touching.
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
September 27, 2005
Did I ever have fun at "Roll Bounce!"
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Jackie K. Cooper
September 27, 2005
Bow Wow's movie has no bark and no bite.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Scott Gwin
September 26, 2005
There's something very sweet about Roll Bounce but it has nothing to do with the roller rink or the skating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 26, 2005
Sometimes a film wins you over with its sheer exuberance and sweetness.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
September 26, 2005
...a serviceable and nostalgic coming-of-age kiddie comedy that resonates...has enough heart and soul to capture the giddy delight of its festive confines.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 26, 2005
Cinematic cotton candy, but it goes down easily, even if there's not a lot of nourishment in it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michelle Alexandria
Eclipse Magazine
September 26, 2005
Bow Wow is up to the challenge. "Roll Bounce" is a fun flash back film that showcases black people in a positive light, and features a thumping soundtrack to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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