Hannah Montana: The Movie Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile
September 29, 2011
Basically super-sizes the formula of the successful television series for a Hannah-hungry audience of multiplex moppets.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Christine Champ
Film.com
May 6, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 8, 2009
As teen fantasy Hannah has worked well enough to meet fan approval. And I liked her concert film from last year. But The Movie, inoffensive though it is, suggests they're over it. Maybe we should be, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 9, 2009
Undoubtedly, Hannah Montana: The Movie will appeal to Cyrus' core audience, but the chances of this sanitized, prepackaged effort expanding her fan base is about nil.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 9, 2009
The movie's only mission is to further a brand, and it exists specifically to prop up its song list, which includes the latest dance craze, 'Hoedown Throwdown,' in which Miley exhorts us to pop it, lock it and, to the best of our abilities, 'polka-dot it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Hannah Montana: The Movie isn't exactly high art, but that's not really the point, is it?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
August 14, 2009
It's predictable, it's overacted, it's little more than a longer version of the TV show -- and it's a guaranteed hit among loyal fans of the fictional pop star.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Rocchi
Redbox
April 9, 2009
Hannah Montana: The Movie, like an Elvis film, is an all-American corporate product designed to please people fast and make money, an occasional treat like a soda pop or a cheeseburger ... and just as bad for kids if that's all they ever consume.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Grierson
Screen International
April 8, 2009
Part musical, part coming-of-age romance, all clichéd.
Mickey McMonagle
Sunday Mail [UK]
May 7, 2009
My own idea of hell on earth but, for girls of a certain age, this is more appealing than just about anything else on the planet.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
April 10, 2009
Falls flat as a contrived drama and dull, vapid comedy. Only easily pleased fans of Miley Cyrus will find it to be mildly amusing and harmless, but everyone else will often be painfully bored and wish that it were over sooner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/10
Robbie Collin
News of the World
May 1, 2009
Hannah Montana: The Movie is completely worthless to anyone older than their early teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
April 13, 2009
The bottom line is that I don't think you are going to care.
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
April 13, 2009
Aside from a few cameos and a big benefit concert to save her hometown from evil land developers, there's nothing really that makes the movie stand out from the TV show.
Nick Schager
Cinematical
April 9, 2009
The nicest thing one can say about the film is that at least it's not The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: The Movie.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
April 9, 2009
You grant a little leeway for a movie aimed at kids, but come on. Plenty of kids' movies are clever and make sense. This one isn't and doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
April 10, 2009
More Hee Haw than ha ha (kids, ask your parents or grandparents) Hannah Montana: The Movie is like the Hannah Montana TV show only longer. Way longer.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philippa Hawker
The Age (Australia)
June 24, 2009
A perpetual Disney identity crisis that involves a blonde wig, a prepubescent Vertigo-meets Jekyll and Hyde-meets High School Musical.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bill Gibron
PopMatters
August 16, 2009
...Hannah Montana: The Movie, its light and empty, cotton candy made out of sugar substitute, not the real sweet deal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leslie Gornstein
E! Online
April 9, 2009
Parents will find their suspension of disbelief stretched thinner than a beanpole at the movie's climax, though the kiddie target audience will likely walk away enchanted by the overall message of hometown goodwill.
Full Review | Original Score: C

Dark Horizons
April 5, 2011
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