Footloose (2011)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: October 14, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2012
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it hews closely to the 1984 original, Craig Brewer infuses his Footloose remake with toe-tapping energy and manages to keep the story fresh for a new generation.

Bruce Diones
New Yorker

An unnecessary, though enjoyable, remake of Kevin Bacon's 1984 breakout hit.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

In terms of empty-headed exuberance, it's hard to top Footloose.

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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

A classic example of how much an audience can forgive if there's a great opening and terrific ending.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

It seems more pandering (and dated) than ever.

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William Goss

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...

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Saporta Report (Atlanta)

Aside from hoping for a glance of yourself (or a pal) as an extra (it was filmed in Georgia), I can't imagine a single good reason to see Footloose.

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Richard Roeper

"Footloose" has the look and feel of an OK basic cable movie."

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Rob Nelson

Paramount's Footloose reboot never quite cuts loose enough to distinguish itself from the original.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

My Sunday shoes remain intact.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Japes .
The boy from Boston sometimes has the accent and sometimes doesn't. The writing is awful because people DON'T talk like that ever. The pacing is too… More
Everett Johnson
As far as remakes go "Footloose" is one of the better ones. It takes the same story, adds a few updates, and maintains what made the original a… More
Manu Gino
There comes a time to cut loose Good remake! Not as good as the original but pretty much the same storyline. While the nostalgia factor may cloud the memories… More
Tyler Christian
I'll take back what I said months earlier. This was actually a pretty well-done remake that benefits off solid lead performances and nostalgic music here… More
Cynthia S.
I came into this braced to be disappointed. I enjoyed the original so much, that I just knew this would be a let down. Well, I think they made this movie with… More
Jason Spencer
I went in thinking this was going to be bad and was pleasantly surprised. It's a great remake that keeps all the charm of the original while updating what… More