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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Funny and honest. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Roll Bounce rates a friendly nod. If it doesn't exactly kick out the jams, it does move them around a little bit. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Whether today's tweens will go for such wholesomely retro entertainment is questionable, but their parents - at least the ones who once donned rainbow knee socks and too-tight Calvins - will love to love it, baby. show more

  • 60
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    Doesn't depart from the inspirational coming-of-age formula. But it has got enough heart and disco-fever exuberance to connect with audiences. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Roll Bounce, a nostalgic memory of disco roller-dancing in the late 1970s, has warm starring performances from Bow Wow and Chi McBride, who are funny, lovable and sometimes touching. show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    The movie is a thing of honey and gloss, yet there's just enough heart in the central father/son relationship, and in the teenagers' ensemble interactions, to make it glide by. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Frothy, sentimental and thoroughly good-natured, Malcolm D. Lee's tale of coming-of-age at the roller disco doesn't have an original bone in its body, but it's as energetic, eager to please and endearing as a sloppy, wriggling puppy. show more

  • 75
    Glenn Kenny Premiere

    A sweet, sunny, cinematic song of praise to simple '70s pleasures, Roll Bounce isn't any kind of life-changing picture, but it's breezy, good-hearted fun. show more

  • 75
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    Earns few points for originality, but scads for good-hearted exuberance. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Lee pulled me into this coming-of-age story as if it were mine; there's a universal quality to his nostalgia that might satisfy anybody, whether you grew up hearing Beethoven or "Boogie Oogie Oogie." show more

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