Stick It
Stick It (2006)

Haley Graham is a rebellious 17 year-old who is forced to return to the regimented world of gymnastics after a run-in with the law. A judge sentences Haley to her ultimate nightmare -- attending an elite gymnastics academy run by legendary… More

Directed By:
Rated: PG-13
Running Time:
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 28, 2006
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2006
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Director Jessica Bendinger is unable to transfer her winning Bring It On formula to the world of gymnastics, despite Missy Peregrym's strong lead performance.

Anna Smith
Time Out

Star Missy Peregrym shows more promise in her first feature, despite the fact that her teenage years are clearly behind her, and her charismatic screen presence enlivens an otherwise dull film.

Full review…
Peter Howell
Toronto Star

There is a positive message in the film, often obscured by the bogus punk attitude.

Full review…
Cole Smithey

A message of competitive independence permeates debut director Jessica Bendinger's spunky movie about Haley Graham (Missy Peregrym) a headstrong gymnast-disguised-as-rebel who learns to embrace her talents by way of careful coaching from Jeff Bridges.

Full review…
Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly

A deliriously, defiantly unfocused headrush...

Full review…
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Yes, we're in the world of elite gymnastics, and Jessica Bendinger's Stick It is an enjoyable exercise in girl power.

Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

Like most sports movies, Stick It has a message: Unless they're equipped with loads of sass-back and a pile of band T-shirts that announce their hardcoreness, female gymnasts are really, really stupid.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I love Jeff Bridges, but watching him mumble and stumble his way through this part, I wondered if maybe he was up before a judge who gave him two choices -- jail or starring in a really bad gymnastics movie.

Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

It's a credit to [writer/director] Bendinger's attention to the little details that make Stick It feel so unique and entertaining -- poking fun at elite-level child athletics while still respecting its young characters and their feelings.

Full review…
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

A middle-aged white guy who's not a perv can actually enjoy the snappy dialogue, astounding athletics and solidly sentimental sports clichés.

Full review…
More reviews for Stick It

Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
This little seen teen comedy is excellent. Jeff Bridges and Missy Peregrym put on a good show and the gymnastics is amazing at times. Real gymnasts are… More
Richard C
Daniel Mumby
Female characters in sports films are often dealt a very poor hand. At best their narrative journey is frequently depicted as ancillary and largely… More
KJ Proulx
Story, I can see how it is likeable by teen girls, but this film is terribly weak!
Bethany Murphy
The film was ok. Missy Peregrym was fiesty and she really carried the film. Kellan Lutz is also undoubtably beautiful.
Jennifer Xu
I wish this movie existed without the whole rebellious thing. Which kind of undermines the whole script, actually. But the reason that I still enjoyed it is for… More