Raise Your Voice
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A teenage girl learns that reaching for your dreams isn't always easy in this heartfelt drama with music. Terri Fletcher (Hilary Duff) is a small-town girl with a great love of music and a fine singing voice. Already one of the lead vocalists in her church choir, Terri has also appeared at local nightspots with some help from her older brother. When he tragically dies in an auto accident, Terri becomes all the more determined to make the most of her talent, and she's elated when she's accepted as part of a summer study program at one of California's most prestigious music… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"I like Hilary Duff, she's very charming, but she's stuck on this after school special level with these movies."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Even the kindest reaction to Raise My Voice is likely to be 'shut your face.'"
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"Made for tween girls."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Duff's sunny disposition makes her a likable movie presence, but I've yet to see anything from her...beyond a 'let's put on a show' high school drama club enthusiasm."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"It's 'Fame,' 'Footloose,' 'Peyton Place,' and 'Hilary Duff's Greatest Hits' rolled into one moist glob"
‑ Anthony Del Valle, Las Vegas Mercury
"This is for Duff's already committed audiences, which presumably consist of the young, the innocent and the commercially acquisitive."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"The music in Raise Your Voice ... manages to bring home what the uninspired script doesn't: Something in you dies if you don't express your musical talent."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Vapid story, shallow concept, bad acting, unoriginal characters, and a climax so cheesy I had to shut it off to keep from kicking in the screen."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"10 Reasons Why You Should (Or Shouldn't) See Raise Your Voice..."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, Slant Magazine
"...very predictable..."
‑ Tony Toscano, Talking Pictures (U.S.)
"All we can do is marvel at how the mighty -- Northern Exposure hottie John Corbett (as a weirdly flirty music teacher) and Risky Business babe Rebecca De Mornay (as Duff's frisky aunt) -- have fallen."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"A teen movie so inspirational and heartwarming that it comes with its very own lip gloss."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"Duff carries off the lead role with confidence and grace, exuding a kind of fresh-faced naiveté not often found in other young female stars these days."
‑ CT Staff, Christianity Today
"In watching the anemically manipulative Raise Your Voice, one wouldn't mind calling for a touch of well-needed laryngitis."
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"This ain't Fame. It will not live forever."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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