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Sky High Reviews

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Joshua Starnes

Sky High is the latest Disney teen comedy about the pitfalls of adolescent life, but is much, much better than it seems like it should be in large part due to its strong cast and assured direction.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 7/10

March 30, 2011
Cynthia Fuchs
Common Sense Media

Cartoony high school superhero drama; OK for tweens.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

December 17, 2010
Jay Antani
Cinema Writer

surprisingly clever, spirited and joyful

Full Review Source: Cinema Writer | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 3, 2010
Cole Smithey

...achieves a miraculous level of kitchy zip thanks to its creative casting of Kurt Russell, Lynda Carter, and Bruce Campbell.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

June 21, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I'm a sucker for comic book movies, and "Sky High" won me over...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Rob Gonsalves

Just kind of a mildly entertaining footnote.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

October 31, 2007
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

Here, teen empowerment takes on a very literal form, even if events never stray far from the world as envisaged in a John Hughes movie.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 6, 2007
James Plath
Movie Metropolis

It might be aimed at teens, but Sky High is fun for parents, too.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

April 15, 2007
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today

Sky High is adolescent, in the best, age-appropriate sense of the word; it's like a John Hughes movie, but for tweens.

| Original Score: 2.5/4

October 11, 2006
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Carefully pitched to be watchable by the Breakfast Club generation and their young kids.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: B-

February 11, 2006
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

the film adds a superior level of irreverence that reminds me of films like Galaxy Quest.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4/5

January 19, 2006
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

...A movie based on a high school for super-powered teens may not have seemed like the savviest idea. Fortunately, Sky High isn't bad. In fact, it's surprisingly good.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 4/5

December 6, 2005
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Sky High pokes gentle fun at growing up, entering a new school, joining cliques, adjusting to friends and parents, dealing with peer pressure, and learning who you are.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

November 20, 2005
Matthew Turner

The script crackles with funny, quotable dialogue and the plot has a lot of fun with the usual teen movie staples.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

October 29, 2005
Fred Topel
IGN Movies

Even though Sky High is aimed at kids, everyone else should see it.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

September 23, 2005
Neil Smith

While originality is hardly the film's strongest suit, its agreeable mix of knowing spoof and kid-pleasing fantasy makes it considerably more engaging than some of the 'straight' superhero blockbusters we've suffered recently.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

September 18, 2005
Michael Szymanski
Sci-Fi Weekly

I never thought I'd say it, but I can't wait until this is turned into a TV series...

Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Weekly | Original Score: A-

September 8, 2005
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX) far as bringing a superhero angle to the real world, the Spider-Man franchise has done a more convincing job than this sitcom approach.

Full Review

August 29, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This inventive superhero movie hybrid (The Incredibles meet the X-men via Harry Potter) is one of the most entertaining family films of the summer.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

August 26, 2005
Steve Crum

There are enough characters in the clean cut satire 'Sky High' to spin-off a dozen Saturday morning TV series.

Full Review | Original Score: B+

August 13, 2005
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