Standing Up
Standing Up (2013)

Standing Up tells the story of a boy and a girl, ages 11 and 12, who are ostracized by their peer groups at summer camp. The outsiders soon find themselves victims of a vicious prank, but rather than returning to camp to face the… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 16, 2013
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

The generically titled Standing Up registers as a mildly inspiring if familiar tale of adolescents standing up to bullying.

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Annlee Ellingson
Los Angeles Times

It's unclear who this blandly titled drama is aimed at--devoid as it is of humor or any real hazard and lacking the provocative undertones of its source material.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

The film's pathos at times seems all-consuming, to where a little more suspense along the way might have helped hold the attention of younger viewers.

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Marsha McCreadie

"Standing Up" is mildly entertaining. Basso picks up steam as the movie moves ahead, but for the first third or so she seems to display only whininess.

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Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media

Insightful, frank look at how two kids survive bullying.

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Brian Orndorf

Ending aches to extract tears, yet it's a mild manipulation, and one that's earned by this kindly, thoughtful drama -- a comfortable alternative for families burned out on animated releases.

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Peter Debruge

A throwback to the no-nonsense kidpics common circa 1985.

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Brent Simon

A nicely captured if fairly straightforward coming-of-age film about transcending adolescent summer camp bullying.

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