Raise Your Voice
Raise Your Voice (2004)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 8, 2004
DVD Release Date: February 15, 2005
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A bland, formulaic tween version of Fame.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I like Hilary Duff, she's very charming, but she's stuck on this after school special level with these movies.

Mike Clark
USA Today

Even the kindest reaction to Raise My Voice is likely to be 'shut your face.'

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Made for tween girls.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

This is for Duff's already committed audiences, which presumably consist of the young, the innocent and the commercially acquisitive.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

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.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

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.

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Laura Sinagra
Village Voice

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.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A teen movie so inspirational and heartwarming that it comes with its very own lip gloss.

Joan Brasher
Christianity Today

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
This is getting 5 stars purely based on Oliver James performance. Such a beautiful guy and you couldn't help but fall in love with him. The plot of the… More
KJ Proulx
Enjoyable with a good heart, but it crumbles after every scene!
Cassie Hill
A great movie about finding your place in the world & following your heart :)
Luke Baldock
After the death of her brother, Hilary Duff goes on rampage of revenge. Well, not exactly, she joins a music school or some shit. It wasn't very… More
Dead Angel
This is a good movie. Emotional and fun to watch.
Thomas Bowler
hilary duff delivers exactly what you would expect, a half arsed performance in which she gets to sing and showcase her ability to portray teen angst