Marcel Williams
Adam Markovitz
October 07, 2009 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Free Style

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
94 minutes
Limited Release Date
10/09/09
performer
Corbin Bleu, Madison Pettis, Penelope Ann Miller
director
William Dear
distributor
Samuel Goldwyn Films
author
Joshua Leibner, Jeffrey Nicholson
genre
Drama, Sports

We gave it a D+

Best known as the only guy in High School Musical with even floppier hair than Zac Efron, actor-singer Corbin Bleu stars in this soporific drama as a small-town teen hoping to join the pro motocross tour. The plot pf Free Style, lifted wholesale from any number of kid-with-a-dream movies, unfolds just the way you think it will…until the climax turns out to be even cheesier than you feared. And Bleu, in his first shot as a leading man, comes off as bland and painfully earnest — an unfortunate side effect, perhaps, of his High School education. D+

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