Whip It Reviews

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November 6, 2019
October 25, 2019
Though Whip It celebrates risk-taking ladies, its plot turns gently from one formulaic moment to the next. The only surprise is just how much silliness Barrymore is willing to commit.
May 11, 2019
The directorial debut of Drew Barrymore is a light and entertaining slice of girl power with another strong performance from Ellen Page.
December 5, 2018
The story is not particularly original, but the milieu is, and so is the energy in this ode to girl power.
November 17, 2018
Though it's got first-timer mistakes (too long, too many food fights) its indie-rock girl-power charms are, like co-star Kristen Wiig, undeniable.
November 5, 2018
Neither as consistently funny nor as charming as it would like to think; yet Page's sincere performance brings some extra gravitas to an otherwise unremarkable script.
August 9, 2018
When a movie is this carefree, and this surprising, and this much fun, and makes you feel this glad to be a woman, it's easy to forgive a lot of faults.
April 10, 2018
An '80s film for a new millennium, "Whip It" is rough, fun, and hip-checkingly girly.
February 18, 2012
July 14, 2011
Led by Ellen Page, the movie finds the Juno star playing a slightly less cocksure version of the Diablo Cody creation.
April 4, 2011
Juliette Lewis and her crazy eyes pretty much make any movie better.
October 27, 2010
[Whip It] treats its mostly female cast of characters with respect, and this is (sadly) a rare treat in cinema. Hannah Montana may be this generation's Spice Girl, but Bliss Cavender is the one really waving the 'girl power' flag.
August 22, 2010
It doesn't reach for an epic scale but is comfortable in its humility, and that makes it all the more stellar...
August 10, 2010
Barrymore is just as determined to land some insightful and unexpected dramatic punches as she is with the inherent physical comedy for which the sport is renowned.
July 4, 2010
What impresses is the girl power spirit often prevalent in Barrymore's work, but also a its sense of optimism and warm heart.
May 22, 2010
A surprisingly energetic, provoking and entertaining coming of age story.
April 21, 2010
Slight narrative arc notwithstanding, there's a lot of warmth here.
April 15, 2010
Whip It follows the classic follows the classic tropes of any indie coming-of-age film, big game showdown et al, but does it all so well you'll be instantly charmed.
April 15, 2010
Unlike most Hollywood teen product, here fulfilment comes not from what others think of you but from what you think of yourself. In short, it's Girl Power reinvented.
April 15, 2010
Like the roller derby girls splayed out on the rink, Barrymore's film is frequently all over place but it manages to stay on its feet at the end. Just.
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