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  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Much of the honest dialogue has the same feel as John Hughes' and Cameron Crowe's movies during their best years, while there's a half-serious hipness that recalls the first eight episodes of "The O.C." show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Bridges actually does a fine job in an uninteresting role. But this chick flick is all about the attitudinal teenagers. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Subversively funny, Stick It sees gymnastics as a microcosm of teen life. show more

  • 75
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Peregrym's performance as fiery, troubled teen Haley Graham is a triumph of charisma over technique. show more

  • 60
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Spends an inordinate amount of time ogling the tight, lithe bodies of its young female characters. Thus, what might have appealed only to teen girls might well have crossover appeal to leering young boys as well. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Bendinger pulls out all the stops visually, using bold set design, frantic editing, extreme angles and computer image multiplying that turns what begins as a Busby Berkeley exercise in synchronized movement into a kaleidoscopic infinity of handsprings and back flips. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Stick It uses the story of a gymnast's comeback attempt as a backdrop for overwrought visual effects, music videos, sitcom dialogue and general pandering. The movie seems to fear that if it pauses long enough to actually be about gymnastics, the audience will grow restless. show more

  • 50
    Chicago Tribune

    Stick It reels from its own frenetic pace. The music is loud, the camera cuts are incessant and everything seems geared toward distracting us from what's going on onscreen. Which is not much. show more

  • 50
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    Peregrym is like a secondhand Hilary Swank. She has a looser presence and might be a better actor, but since we already have Swank, finding out is not a priority. show more

  • 50
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Even though William Safire doesn't fit in the target demographic, Stick It is more valuable as a survey of modern American teen argot than as a movie. show more

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