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Based on 32 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 30 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    At moments, especially in the conflicted intimacy between Marcia Gay Harden and Daniel Stern as Bliss' parents, Barrymore shows real directing chops. But in Whip It she's painting inside the box. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    For all the hip checks and bloody noses, it doesn't have a mean bone in its body. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    To paraphrase Devo: Whip It, not so good. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Whip It (which takes its name from a play in which skaters hold hands and form a human whip to propel the last skater forward) is heaven on wheels. show more

  • 80
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's that happiest of surprises: a multiplex movie that genuinely respects its young audience. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Clicks on so many levels -- heartwarming family story, rough-and-tumble display of grrrl power and a secondary but tender and convincing romance. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    An unreasonably entertaining movie, causing you perhaps to revise your notions about women's Roller Derby, assuming you have any. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Sweet without being sticky and funny without getting silly, Whip It introduces Barrymore as a director with a keen eye, a good ear for tone and an inspired touch with actors. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Barrymore’s direction is generous to a fault, and there are times when you wish Whip It simply moved faster, on and off the track. It succeeds because of the emotional rather than comic payoffs. show more

  • 75
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Whip It is completely predictable from the first frame. It also is ridiculously, utterly entertaining. show more

  • August 22, 2011 Ann
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    Pne of my fav B movies!!!

  • July 02, 2011 xw00000000094425
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    Every father and daughter must see this together, good movie see it you,ll love it

  • December 29, 2010 Weston
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  • November 28, 2010 StATeLoVeScItY..
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    love the movie.

  • March 01, 2010 bworstnameever
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    This movie was hilarious, I enjoyed it.

  • January 29, 2010 Pinkpuppy95
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    just took the place of my number one favorite film of all time. I didnt want it too end. I love ellen page and just about everything shes in and she did an outstanding job as bliss(otherwise known as babe ruthless!)i also think drew barrymore did a great job directing this movie. LAUGH OUT LOUD funnt and never got even close to boring. go rent this movie!(I would say go see it in theatres, like i did, ******* not in theatres anymore. )

  • November 02, 2009 HolaXOXblondie
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    i wanna see it...but idk. yah not many theatres

  • October 25, 2009 Bubbly1105
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  • October 22, 2009 roseannefuriga
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    I went into this movie not expecting much, but I ended up LOVING IT! Juliette Lewis was awesome as the "bad girl." I enjoyed the pace of the movie and it was very entertaining. It's a good movie for young teens because except for a few cuss words, it's innocent fun. Go see it!

  • October 21, 2009 anguyen211
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    I've heard a lot of good reviews for this movie and would have watch it, but barely any theatres are showing it and some are already taking it out. What is going on! It's only been 2 1/2 weeks! Grrr.

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