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Parents' Guide to

Free Style

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Teen motocross fan aims big in well-meaning but so-so drama.

Movie PG 2009 95 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+
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This title has:

Too much swearing
Great messages
age 8+



Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

There's nothing seriously wrong with FREE STYLE, but there's nothing great about it, either. Its simplistic plot seems better suited for an after-school special than a big-screen treatment. That said, it's entertaining enough for Bleu fans who simply want to enjoy their idol's talents. (We know he can sing and dance, but he can apparently ride motocross bikes pretty solidly, too.) He does fairly well with the film's heavier themes; his scenes with Madison Pettis, who plays his younger sister, are especially poignant.

The racing scenes are thrilling enough, and the fact that the film explores the challenges of being biracial is admirable -- though it just scratches the surface of the issue. Actually, that's pretty much all Free Style does with most of its plot points, including motocross: It sputters and doesn't quite go full throttle. And there's the rub.

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