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Stick It Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
April 19, 2009
A message of competitive independence permeates debut director Jessica Bendinger's spunky movie about Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) a headstrong gymnast-disguised-as-rebel who learns to embrace her talents by way of careful coaching from Jeff Bridges.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
February 6, 2007
A middle-aged white guy who's not a perv can actually enjoy the snappy dialogue, astounding athletics and solidly sentimental sports clichés.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
October 14, 2006
Missy Peregrym is a real find - she gives an energetic, funny and extremely physical performance, to the point where you feel exhausted just watching her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 1, 2006
Snappy dialog and some prickly satire give it an edge most of these youthful romps lack.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael Szymanski
Hollywood.com
August 24, 2006
Stick It is an enjoyable kids' film with a tough group of gals who have an appreciation for gymnastics and claim that what they do is harder than being a Navy SEAL.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
May 3, 2006
A deliriously, defiantly unfocused headrush...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
May 1, 2006
This film is about as bitchy and mean spirited as you can and still have sweetness and light all around at the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 1, 2006
"Stick It" is a movie full of attitude, eye candy and action.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 30, 2006
This is no rah-rah spandex-strutting teen flick. It's a pointed human drama with plenty to say about the unfair, borderline child-abusive sport of gymnastics, with its archaic, dense scoring system.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 30, 2006
Jeff Bridges has never been better than he is here as a coach who uses authority, patience and humor to motivate the gymnasts in his charge.
Shawn Adler
IGN Movies
April 28, 2006
It would of course be irresponsible of me to say that all teenage girls will love this movie. But I can say, with some certainty, that more than a few twenty-five year old boys will like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 28, 2006
Yes, we're in the world of elite gymnastics, and Jessica Bendinger's Stick It is an enjoyable exercise in girl power.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
April 28, 2006
It's a credit to [writer/director] Bendinger's attention to the little details that make Stick It feel so unique and entertaining -- poking fun at elite-level child athletics while still respecting its young characters and their feelings.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
April 28, 2006
A spirited, dizzyingly athletic movie about female rites of passage within the bitchy, competitive world of Olympics training.
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
April 28, 2006
For what it is, this is a cut above the tween film genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 28, 2006
All the sizzling attitude of a great floor routine, and all of the discipline and heart as well.
| Original Score: B+
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 28, 2006
Three cheers for a feisty, break-all-the-rules heroine who is a bold innovator in the grueling world of competitive gymnastics.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2006
... a frothy girl-power manifesto so briskly paced, sharply written and infectiously entertaining that its deficiencies seem as insignificant as a lightly chipped fingernail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 28, 2006
Subversively funny ...
| Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 28, 2006
Writer-director Jessica Bendinger, an ex-model, veteran of Sex and the City and fun girl comedies, throws away more good lines than most teen comedies can muster.
| Original Score: 3/5
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