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Stick It Reviews

October 14, 2006
Star Missy Peregrym shows more promise in her first feature, despite the fact that her teenage years are clearly behind her, and her charismatic screen presence enlivens an otherwise dull film.
May 3, 2006
A deliriously, defiantly unfocused headrush...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 1, 2006
I love Jeff Bridges, but watching him mumble and stumble his way through this part, I wondered if maybe he was up before a judge who gave him two choices -- jail or starring in a really bad gymnastics movie.
April 28, 2006
There is a positive message in the film, often obscured by the bogus punk attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
April 28, 2006
A spirited, dizzyingly athletic movie about female rites of passage within the bitchy, competitive world of Olympics training.
April 28, 2006
Unfortunately, [Jessica] Bendinger's directorial debut is far more formulaic [than Bring It On].
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 28, 2006
Stick It doesn't have an original bone in its buffed body. It's been molded from all the sports-as-salvation movies that Bring It On so adroitly spoofed.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 28, 2006
Stick It is a melodrama that doesn't know when to turn off the waterworks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 28, 2006
The use of the prim but rigorous world of women's gymnastics as a setting for teen rebellion is so strained it leaves the pic's ode to personal authenticity feeling as phony as a dubious decision by a competition judge.
April 28, 2006
Subversively funny ...
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 28, 2006
A spry teenage comedy that gets everything right, Stick It takes the usual batch of underdogs, dirt bags, mean girls and bimbos and sends them somersaulting through happy clichés and unexpected invention.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2006
Rarely is a sports movie so inept that it can't even make its central figure likable.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 28, 2006
... uneven teen sports drama ...
April 28, 2006
On every other level, the film is thoroughly ordinary, with the only distinction being Bridges' typically unaffected and engaging performance.
April 27, 2006
Bendinger, who wrote for rock magazine Spin, has figured out a way to salute female competition and unity.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 27, 2006
Stick It uses the story of a gymnast's comeback attempt as a backdrop for overwrought visual effects, music videos, sitcom dialogue and general pandering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 27, 2006
Stick It may be tough to stick out unless you're a girl between the ages of 11 and 16.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 27, 2006
There are some great gymnastics stories out there. This isn't one of them.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 27, 2006
The film strives for some type of a girl-empowerment message that equates trading one type of conformity for another with self-determination but muffs the dismount and stumbles on the landing. In other words, it fails to Stick It.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 27, 2006
The film is as bland as an Afterschool Special.
Full Review | Original Score: C
April 27, 2006
Stick It isn't groundbreaking material, but at least it keeps its balance.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 27, 2006
Is it a movie or an episode of Real Sports? It veers into fresh territory but not dramatically satisfying territory.
April 27, 2006
An indelicately titled but inventive, energetic fable about reconciling reality and roaring egos, it is a movie almost totally reliant on well-developed character, quick-witted repartee and mercurial relationships.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 27, 2006
In terms of eye candy, Stick It is a feast. Unfortunately, the film is a famine in just about every other regard.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 27, 2006
Where Bring It On found fans well outside its theoretical demographic, Stick It is unlikely to follow suit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 27, 2006
Tween and teen girls will love it, though. And regardless of age (or gender), it does make you want to put down the Junior Mints and head to the gym.
April 27, 2006
Fake punk-rock has its own visual language, and the opening minutes of Stick It--movie about that most punk-rock of sports, gymnastics--piles on the "Do The Dew" clichés
Read More | Original Score: C