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Writer/Director Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film. Ren MacCormack (Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont's local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An unnecessary, though enjoyable, remake of Kevin Bacon's 1984 breakout hit."
‑ Bruce Diones, New Yorker
"In terms of empty-headed exuberance, it's hard to top Footloose."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"This remake could have audiences tapping their feet... as they wait for it to end."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"It's unlikely that Brewer's Footloose will persuade many remake skeptics but the film does deliver surprisingly enjoyable character drama and exciting choreography."
‑ Ben Kendrick, ScreenRant
"I'm sure there was some great choreography and some great dancing that went into this movie. You don't see any of it."
‑ Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Ebert Presents At The Movies
"It seems more pandering (and dated) than ever."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"May not make as great a dent in the current generation as the original film had, but it does offer up a commendable amount of energy and heart..."
‑ William Goss,
"FEMA can take a day off because Footloose is one remake that won't be called a natural disaster, in fact, it's one hell of a good film."
‑ Billy Tatum, We Got This Covered
"I can easily imagine this FOOTLOOSE being looked back on down the road as the film that launched these names much like how the '84 film is reflected on in terms of Bacon."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"It's taken me a long time to come to grips with this cinematic weakness - or maybe it's a blessing. I like dance movies, especially if the music is bouncy and it makes the characters happy. That's an infectious film sequence for me."
‑ Linda Cook, KWQC-TV (Iowa)
""Footloose" has the look and feel of an OK basic cable movie.""
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"Paramount's Footloose reboot never quite cuts loose enough to distinguish itself from the original."
‑ Rob Nelson, Variety
"Director Craig Brewer has Southernized the story...made it lighter on its feet."
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"You either go all the way with it or simply roll your eyes when confronted by its terrible, cynical crassness."
‑ Richard Knight, Knight at the Movies
"It's as if the filmmakers decided, 'We're sticking with the basic script, but this ain't your mama's 'Footloose.'"
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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