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Based on 14 Reviews
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  • 25
    San Francisco Chronicle

    The film's overburdened, silly plot renders it a disaster. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    What sets Bootmen apart from the vast competition is its exuberant, sexy tap-dancing, but that's mostly relegated to the grand finale. show more

  • 43
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    "Footloose" meets "The Full Monty" in Bootmen, a cliché-ridden tap dance drama. show more

  • 50
    John Petrakis Chicago Tribune

    What it gains in fun, the film loses in credibility, as the production number itself more closely resembles a high-priced Las Vegas extravaganza than a quickly organized charity event. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Bootmen is the story of a young dancer and his friends who revisit the cliches of countless other dance movies in order to bring forth a dance performance of clanging unloveliness. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    There's 80 minutes of mawkish, overacted melodrama - laced with gratuitous violence and profanity - before we get to anything more than the briefest snippet of a dance number. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Clichés negate bona fides; hence, the movie feels like a corny Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland vehicle with cussing. That said, the tapping is fabulous. show more

  • 50
    Russell Smith Austin Chronicle

    It delivers commendable entertainment value. show more

  • 80

    Feel-good quality fare. show more

  • 70
    Gemma Files

    Silly in some parts, but sheer fun in most, Bootmen will get you wiggling in your seat with a big grin pasted on your face. show more

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