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Footloose (1984)

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A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.


  • Kevin Bacon
  • Lori Singer
  • John Lithgow
  • Dianne Wiest
  • Christopher Penn
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • John Laughlin
  • Elizabeth Gorcey
  • Frances Lee McCain
  • Brian Wimmer

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5.0 out of 5



Footloose is a seriously confused movie that tries to do three things, and does all of them badly. It wants to tell the story of a conflict in a town, it wants to introduce some flashy teenage characters, and part of the time it wants to be a music video. It's possible that no movie with this many agendas can be good; maybe somebody should have decided, early on, exactly what the movie was supposed to be about.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Footloose is for an audience that wants something easy to think about, a conflict in which the two sides are easy to distinguish and an enemy who is easy to look down upon. It's for the folks who like to skip dinner and go right to the cream- filled finale, and though not quite evil, it's as silly as can be. [1 Mar 1984, p.D12]

Metacritic review by Bill Cosford
Bill Cosford
Miami Herald