83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Bow Wow plays the skate-dance hero in a way that's never too cool to hide what an avid achiever the kid is, and he and his buddies converse in a fiendishly alert middle-class trash talk that keeps Roll Bounce jumping.
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75

Chicago Tribune

The movie is a thing of honey and gloss, yet there's just enough heart in the central father/son relationship, and in the teenagers' ensemble interactions, to make it glide by.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Frothy, sentimental and thoroughly good-natured, Malcolm D. Lee's tale of coming-of-age at the roller disco doesn't have an original bone in its body, but it's as energetic, eager to please and endearing as a sloppy, wriggling puppy.
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75

Premiere

By Glenn Kenny
A sweet, sunny, cinematic song of praise to simple '70s pleasures, Roll Bounce isn't any kind of life-changing picture, but it's breezy, good-hearted fun.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Roll Bounce, a nostalgic memory of disco roller-dancing in the late 1970s, has warm starring performances from Bow Wow and Chi McBride, who are funny, lovable and sometimes touching.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Funny and honest.
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63

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Whether today's tweens will go for such wholesomely retro entertainment is questionable, but their parents - at least the ones who once donned rainbow knee socks and too-tight Calvins - will love to love it, baby.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Roll Bounce rates a friendly nod. If it doesn't exactly kick out the jams, it does move them around a little bit.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Doesn't depart from the inspirational coming-of-age formula. But it has got enough heart and disco-fever exuberance to connect with audiences.
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50

Boston Globe

By Janice Page
This nostalgic licorice whip of a movie assumes there's still an audience for a straight-faced, family-friendly salute to the 1970s heyday of competitive roller disco.
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59 out of 100
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