Footloose Synopsis
A rebellious youth moves to a town where dancing is banned.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Stepping into sacred shoes once worn by Kevin Bacon, Wormald handily owns the role for a new audience. Same goes for a terrific Miles Teller...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Brewer, who spent most of his childhood in Memphis, is one of the few contemporary filmmakers I know of who can make movies about the South...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The new Footloose does everything it needs to do. It's a vibrant youth musical that will appeal to audiences who haven't seen the 1984...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Footloose won me over early, with a sequence in which the hero gets all heavy metal while restoring his badass ... VW Bug.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
This remake does something less organically fun. It makes kids nostalgic for something they never experienced.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
As remakes go, Footloose is fine, serving up slightly fresher batches of cheese and corn. But why? Why?
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Oddly, Craig Brewer has softened the tone for his remake. But nearly everything else remains intact, and -- surprisingly -- that's just...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Footloose 2011 is harmless as far as it goes, but on the dance floor and off it never goes nearly far enough.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The new film may also serve a purpose by showcasing a dynamic and attractive new actor, Kenny Wormald but, otherwise, this is a...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Silly as it was, the first movie had a more innocent and campy spirit than this calculated, if faithful, redo.
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By murph
My 14 year old daughter saw it with her friends and said it was her favorite movie, "it made me happy and made me want to dance"! Best recommendation, my husband I will definitely go!...

Lots of Fun

By theclass
Great remake!! I enjoyed it. The storyline is basically the same, but a bit more modern. I really enjoyed Julianne in this role. I think I prefer Kevin Bacon as Ren though. I was definitely...


By imaz2themaxx
It was good, definitely not better than the original though. Overall, it was cheesey and predictable, but at the same time it was still cute. Not amazing, but not that bad either....


By kstradone
I loved this movie, I think its for all ages, the acting was very good,loved the music and the dancing. it was sad, it was funny and just all around great movie!...

As good and better in parts as the original!

By cloudy9
I LOVED the oriinal and this one was as good. Parts were better because things were explained better. It did not change the story and was really worth seeing at full price! Jullian Huff was REALLY...


By JGaskins1
Loved it! I like how they kept some of the originality from the older movie and incorporated it into some modern twists in the new movie. The only thing I think could have been better was the...

Tries too hard

By jam6467
Everyone in this movie is ok, but in general it just seems they are trying too hard to pa homage and yet be different than the original. In the end the movie is too long and it drags, and even the...


By amodios
Very cliche, slow and predictable. I wasn't that crazy about it. If you don't mind cheesy romantic predictable movies than you might enjoy this one. If not don't spend the money and wait for the...


By jaydee1
Okay, I'll admit it! I didn't think I would see this movie in the theater because I didn't think it would charm or stand up to the original! I am a big fan of the 80's and Footloose was "that movie...

What a waste of time and money

By mygoofyself
We had to walk out after a little over a hour of this movie. Everything from the acting to the dancing to the soundtrack was just horrible. Maybe we are comparing to the original too much but this...

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Rated PG-13 | For Some teen drug and alcohol use, sexual content, violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says A dated rebellion tale.
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