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- Luke Buckmaster, In Film Australia, December 09, 2005
This is the 40th "skating movie" to hit the screens since Charlie Chaplin's The Rink (1915). It is neither the best nor the worst of them - skater dudes may think its cool, but 25 years ago there was the much maligned Xanadu with ELO, ONJ and (sigh!) stil
- Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile, December 06, 2005
Sometimes a film wins you over with its sheer exuberance and sweetness.
- Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper, September 26, 2005
It will remind you what it was like to be a teenager during the last few days of summer. And even though the plot is a little thin, you probably won't even notice until long after the music stops.
- Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle, September 23, 2005
A movie made in the spirit of: what the world needs now is a bit of innocent diversion.
- Susan Walker, Toronto Star, September 23, 2005
If it doesn't exactly kick out the jams, it does move them around a little bit.
- Mike Clark, USA Today, September 23, 2005
The film can't get its rhythms right, fluctuating wildly between comedy and pathos.
- Teresa Wiltz, Washington Post, September 23, 2005
It's a movie that resists not just the temptations of the day, it resists doing or saying anything even moderately interesting about adolescence, single parenthood or a simpler time.
- Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, September 23, 2005
Roll Bounce features taut skate choreography, but its storytelling isn't nearly so coordinated.
- Lisa Rose, Newark Star-Ledger, September 23, 2005
Roll Bounce has plenty of affectionate humor to balance some serious heart-tugging. And as for the roller-skating, it for sure provides a lot of razzle-dazzle action with lots of virtuoso terpsichorean touches.
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, September 23, 2005
Not. Much. Happens. What does is predictable and trite. But it's a genial trifle with a booty-shaking vibe.
- Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle, September 23, 2005
Modestly engaging entertainment.
- Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail, September 23, 2005
Roll Bounce drags a little in its second hour, but it is also a rare movie that genuinely likes its characters. You will too.
- John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, September 23, 2005
The end of the dismal summer movie season couldn't have been blessed with a more satisfying coda than the rollicking, funny, relentlessly cheery and genuinely touching spirit that makes Roll Bounce a captivating delight from start to finish.
- Ted Fry, Seattle Times, September 23, 2005
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