Stick It

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7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

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  • Summary: The writer of the hit comedy "Bring It On" takes on the world of competitive gymnastics in Stick It. Haley Graham (Peregrym) is a rebellious 17-year-old who is forced to return to the regimented world of gymnastics after a run-in with the law. (Touchstone Pictures)

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 90
    A spry teenage comedy that gets everything right, Stick It takes the usual batch of underdogs, dirt bags, mean girls and bimbos and sends them somersaulting through happy clich├ęs and unexpected invention.
  2. 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."
  3. Peregrym's performance as fiery, troubled teen Haley Graham is a triumph of charisma over technique.
  4. 50
    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.
  5. Like "Bring It On," Stick It is so much better than most of its insipid teen-movie peers yet like her earlier movie, Bendinger's new one is also not all it might be.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Bridges actually does a fine job in an uninteresting role. But this chick flick is all about the attitudinal teenagers.
  7. 25
    Rarely is a sports movie so inept that it can't even make its central figure likable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 5 out of 20
  1. Dec 27, 2015
    10
    I saw this while drunk and loved every second of it, otherwise, I probably would have had some grips with it that would have bumped it down toI saw this while drunk and loved every second of it, otherwise, I probably would have had some grips with it that would have bumped it down to a 6. All in all, its a fun romp with friends when you're all bored. I came for Jeff Bridges' charm, but I stayed for Vanessa Lengies "fantastic" dialogue, and now she's my waifu. I still can't believe this came out in 2006, it feels like a pure 90's flick. Cheers! Expand
  2. SarahP.
    Jul 29, 2006
    10
    I really injoyed watching this movie and I would love to see it again.
  3. MartinN.
    Apr 24, 2006
    10
    Amazing! The most fun at the cineplex thie year.
  4. StephanieS.
    Jun 10, 2007
    10
    I love this movie. It shows the attitude that most hurt teenagers portray. And as a member of the public that watches gymnastics I completely I love this movie. It shows the attitude that most hurt teenagers portray. And as a member of the public that watches gymnastics I completely agree with what they did in it. I was funny and deep which most movies can't get across without seeming cheesy. I believe it was one of the greatest sports movies ever. Expand
  5. EricH.
    May 12, 2006
    7
    Although formulaic, Stick It was a very fun movie to watch. The characters are endearing and there are the script is written with minimal Although formulaic, Stick It was a very fun movie to watch. The characters are endearing and there are the script is written with minimal pretense and is actually quite funny. Expand
  6. Mase
    Apr 29, 2006
    5
    Less a sassy "bring it on" more a sloppy patchwork of gymnastics politics. Unforntunatley "stick it" takes the safe route and doesnt say Less a sassy "bring it on" more a sloppy patchwork of gymnastics politics. Unforntunatley "stick it" takes the safe route and doesnt say anything cinematically pleasing about gymnastics. There are many darker issues and stories to be told about the sport. But this is a cheesy tween movie, and those who like that kind of stuff might enjoy. Having some knowlege of the sport might help or "frusterate" as well. Expand
  7. MollyM
    Oct 16, 2006
    0
    The other night, my friends and I got this movie from the Redbox. We weren't expecting much, but hoped it would at least be The other night, my friends and I got this movie from the Redbox. We weren't expecting much, but hoped it would at least be entertaining. We were sadly wrong. I've seen a lot of crap out there, but this was one of the worst movies I have seen in years. It was painfully and pathetically bad. Stupid plot, bad writing, terrible acting, ridiculous cinematography, and poor directing. Everything was done all wrong, and felt awkward and off kilter. They tried to make it campy and funny and quirky, but it just didn't work. The main character is a jerk that you never learn to like, and is so obnoxious that you kind of hope the DVD player will break so that you don't have to deal with her loser personality anymore. The story is badly told, and really, we only finished it because we couldn't imagine that a movie could get any worse, but it just kept getting more and more ridiculous. No, it isn't really a silly teen movie about a juvenile delinquent/gymnastics star, it is really a "scathing attack" on the gymnastics judging system. I felt like I was watching a show written by a petty, small-minded, immature seventh grader who was trying to get revenge on a friend who had betrayed her by writing a mean story about the friend and then reading it out loud in class. This movie sucked, bad. I am almost traumatized I thought it was that horrible to sit through. And when I saw that the New York Times reviewer gave it a 90, I could not believe that we saw the same movie. Were you drunk or on drugs when you reviewed this movie? I dare you to watch it a few more times and then tell me if you give it the same score. I don't think I will ever take what that critic says seriously ever again. Take my advice, don't waste even one minute on this piece of crap that they call Stick It. Expand

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