sputteringly


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sputteringly

(ˈspʌtərɪŋlɪ)
adv
in a sputtering manner
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Sputteringly generic sports movie/poor-boy-makes-good fable employs every treadless cliche on the track while failing to take advantage of either Bleu's considerable charm or the motocross milieu in which the film is set.
What sounds like a powerful tale in outline, however, is just sputteringly effective in lifts sometimes stilted and unfocused work.
But the mildly engaging silliness of its premise is never transformed into something more substantial, and the attempt at a fine-tuned "Clueless"-like tone is only sputteringly achieved.