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: July 16, 2010
DVD Release Date: December 1, 2010
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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 (UAE)

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

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

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.

Jackie K. Cooper

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

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