Standing Ovation
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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 wits, courage and passion to create spectacular song and dance numbers that compete with their arch rivals "The Wiggies," five rich, talented and unscrupulous sisters who along with their parents, will stop at nothing to win the competition.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Parents and anyone beyond adolescence will find it an intolerable attempt to cash in by imitating films they've seen before."
‑ Taylor Adams, Boston Globe
"Standing Ovation is an innovative film in the sense that every minute or so it comes up with a different way of being annoying."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"A slight, poorly thought-out take on Disney's plethora of music franchises"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"This lame musical advertises itself as 'the most rockin' movie of the summer'. Replace 'rockin'' with 'rotten' and they would just about have it right."
‑ Pete Hammond, Boxoffice Magazine
"'Standing Ovation' isn't a movie. It's an endurance test for anyone over the age of 13. (Parental Review also available)"
‑ Teddy Durgin, Screen It!
"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."
‑ Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly
"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."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Tween musical competition with mean behavior, name-calling."
‑ Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media
"Leaves one wistful for the cable-level adequacy of Disney Channel's High School Musical films."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"I had never heard of the people in Standing Ovation before I saw it, and I hope never to hear of any of them again."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Despite its absurdly optimistic title, Standing Ovation deserves a resounding chorus of boos, and maybe a few well-aimed tomatoes."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"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."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"The cast is energetic but the talent is amateurish and the script is dead on arrival."
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"Here's an oddball low-budget movie aimed at tweens that has a couple of things going for it."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"It's an amateurish, poorly assembled and incompetently performed collection of musical comedy cliches."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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