Stick It Reviews

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October 17, 2006
'This sport is a total joke!' fumes the spunky gymnast heroine of Stick It, a sentiment that will be shared by anyone who wastes their hard-earned on this silly teen comedy.
October 14, 2006
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...
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
April 28, 2006
Stick It is a melodrama that doesn't know when to turn off the waterworks.
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 ...
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.
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.
April 28, 2006
Rarely is a sports movie so inept that it can't even make its central figure likable.
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.
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.
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