75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Subversively funny, Stick It sees gymnastics as a microcosm of teen life.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Peregrym's performance as fiery, troubled teen Haley Graham is a triumph of charisma over technique.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Bendinger pulls out all the stops visually, using bold set design, frantic editing, extreme angles and computer image multiplying that turns what begins as a Busby Berkeley exercise in synchronized movement into a kaleidoscopic infinity of handsprings and back flips.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Much of the honest dialogue has the same feel as John Hughes' and Cameron Crowe's movies during their best years, while there's a half-serious hipness that recalls the first eight episodes of "The O.C."
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
A deliriously, defiantly unfocused headrush, Stick It is primarily an exercise in exercise.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Spends an inordinate amount of time ogling the tight, lithe bodies of its young female characters. Thus, what might have appealed only to teen girls might well have crossover appeal to leering young boys as well.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Peregrym is like a secondhand Hilary Swank. She has a looser presence and might be a better actor, but since we already have Swank, finding out is not a priority.
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50

Chicago Tribune

Stick It reels from its own frenetic pace. The music is loud, the camera cuts are incessant and everything seems geared toward distracting us from what's going on onscreen. Which is not much.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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. The movie seems to fear that if it pauses long enough to actually be about gymnastics, the audience will grow restless.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Bridges actually does a fine job in an uninteresting role. But this chick flick is all about the attitudinal teenagers.
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53 out of 100
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