'Make It Happen' Critic Reviews

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Rotten Tomatoes:   20 reviews
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    20
    Its just as cheesy and just as icky, but calamitously fails to offer any high-octane dance to ease the pain.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Mike Edwards Obsessed With Film
    40
    Another dance movie this year? Seriously, where the heck do they keep coming from?
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • Mike Edwards What Culture
    40
    Another dance movie this year? Seriously, where the heck do they keep coming from?
    Full Review » 4 years ago
  • David Nusair Reel Film Reviews
    50
    ...yet another tedious inspirational tale revolving around a would-be dancer's efforts at transcending her wrong-side-of-the-tracks upbringing to become a professional hoofer.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Andrew L. Urban Urban Cinefile
    We know the trajectory, it's a question of how brightly the rocket burns and how interested we are in the astronauts aboard this dance missile from small town Indiana to Chicago Big Time Dance School
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Irish Times
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Des Partridge Courier Mail (Australia)
    88
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead [has] star quality.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jake Wilson The Age (Australia)
    50
    It's hard to dislike all these urban musicals aimed at teenage girls, and even harder to tell them apart.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Jason Di Rosso MovieTime, ABC Radio National
    This film's limp retelling of the against-all-odds cliche just doesn't bump, grind or sweat enough to make it happen.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Daniel Etherington Film4
    40
    There's dancing, there's emotion, there's an earnestly cheesy inspirational storyline, there's nothing you won't have seen before.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Derek Malcolm This is London
    40
    So predictable that you know exactly what's going to happen at any given minute.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Tom Huddlestone Time Out
    34
    Despite boundless energy and some surprisingly artful photography, 'Make it Happen' is never more than product. Cheap, abysmally scripted and utterly soulless.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Elliott Noble Sky Movies
    0
    This awesomely unambitious film has all the depth of a Pepsi ad.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Anthony Quinn Independent
    40
    Then you wait for the moment one of the regular girls gets injured, the hostess has to find a replacement and... the rest you know.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Ellen E Jones Total Film
    40
    It's all just filler between the dance scenes, which are admittedly fun. Think Pussycat Dolls with slightly more clothes on. Unrepentantly formulaic, but enjoyable all the same.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Sun Online
    20
    The film should have been called Rehash Dance, because it is Flashdance without any new ideas.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Kevin Maher Times [UK]
    20
    It could be a contemporary take on classic backstage musicals. Or it could be the end of the cinematic arts as we know them.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Nick De Semlyen Empire Magazine
    40
    The directing's lazy, the love interest is a smarmy douche and the dialogue is flatter than Winstead's toned tummy.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Victor Olliver Teletext
    80
    The story may be predictable but Winstead infuses every moment with an amazing amount of charm.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
  • Matthew Turner ViewLondon
    60
    In short, this is a watchable dance movie and Winstead's performance just about compensates for the generally poor direction.
    Full Review » 6 years ago
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