Standing Ovation
Standing Ovation (2010)

Five junior high school friends form a singing group called "The 5 Ovations" to compete in a national music video contest for a cash prize of one million dollars. With limited funds and resources, these street smart kids use their… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: December 1, 2010
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Taylor Adams
Boston Globe

Parents and anyone beyond adolescence will find it an intolerable attempt to cash in by imitating films they've seen before.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Standing Ovation is an innovative film in the sense that every minute or so it comes up with a different way of being annoying.

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James Luxford
The National

A slight, poorly thought-out take on Disney's plethora of music franchises

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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly

For us grinchy adults out there without children to sedate, the whole thing feels slightly less like a movie than like the filmed record of a mutiny at a juvie talent agency.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

A glittery string of backstage conventions. Backstabbing! Pushy parents! Precocious stars! Blind ambition! But if you're a tween (and don't watch Glee), the cliches will be new to you.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Tween musical competition with mean behavior, name-calling.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

Despite its absurdly optimistic title, Standing Ovation deserves a resounding chorus of boos, and maybe a few well-aimed tomatoes.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's a bubblegum mess, lacking structure, coherence,and any sense of drama. But it manages moments of daft fun, sometimes in spite of itself.

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Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

The cast is energetic but the talent is amateurish and the script is dead on arrival.

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