Footloose 1984

Critics score:
54 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: Like the rest of today's video-happy teen-age entertainments, Footloose doesn't expect to be watched closely or taken seriously. It wants to fill the screen with catchy music and pretty kids, and this it certainly accomplishes. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Herbert Ross directed this odd but reasonably effective blend of rock music and didactic melodrama. Read more

Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily News: "Footloose" turns out to be a sort of Boy Scout version of "Flashdance," a carefully toned-down, overly respectable piece of schmaltz ... Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Footloose is a seriously confused movie that tries to do three things, and does all of them badly. Read more

Time Out: A cynical and manipulative exercise with little feel for the teen culture it purports to celebrate. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Essential to the result is young Kevin Bacon, superb in the lead part. Read more