High School Musical
High School Musical (2006)

The captain of the East High basketball team and the key member of the academic club shock the student body by teaming to audition for the upcoming school musical in a Disney Channel Original Movie that's all about being yourself and… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: January 20, 2006
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2006
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

Pop fluff intended for kids stuck between Dora the Explorer and Gossip Girl. Consider it a bonus that it's tolerable, if not fun, for the rest of us as well.

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Emma Cochrane
Empire Magazine

As a marketing phenomenon, this has exceeded all expectations for a TV movie. However as cinema... maybe you just really need to be a teen to get it.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...it's difficult to imagine even the most die-hard fan of musicals finding anything here worth embracing.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

There's no denying the tween audience was hungering for this movie, without even knowing it. [Blu-ray]

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Scott Weinberg

A schmaltzy little piece of obvious fluff that's directed in truly horrendous fashion and populated by cardboard characters who spit out simplistic platitudes and breathy pop tunes.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

the filmmakers were just trying to tell a story. Sex, drugs and violence just didn't factor into that equation

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat

A simplistic, and single minded teen romp filled with Disney channel regulars that disappears from your collective memory minutes after viewing it...

David Cornelius

For all its ungainliness, its cheesiness, its silliness, High School Musical is undoubtedly a great big heap of fun.

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Christopher Null

with a name like "Sharpay," it's gotta be good

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Cute, fun and my daughter and I had a good time watiching.
Film Crazy
The soundtrack is enjoyable and is an entertaining movie to a point, however if this is supposed to be the best of teen movies then thats very sad! Its an… More
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Corny, to be sure, High School Musical is most appealing to those below the age of 13, but even older viewers can appreciate the important message the film… More
Martin Sahlin
I liked the atmosphere, it was very relaxing to watch...but that's about it. the plot wasn't unique in any way and the music was crap.
Kevin M. Williams
"Kids today don't know nuthin' bout entertainment! Back in my day we had quality, like Grease and Saturday Night Fever, wit' songs dat… More
Jim Careter
High School Musical is just not my thing, maybe it me but I didn't like the plot or acting, but I guess the songs were okay.