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High School Musical (2006)


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Release Date: Jan 20, 2006 Wide



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The captain of the East High basketball team and the key member of the academic club shock the student body by teaming to audition for the upcoming school musical in a Disney Channel Original Movie that's all about being yourself and following your dreams. Troy (Zac Efron) is best known as the player who keeps the East High basketball team on the scoreboard. Of course, life isn't always about athletics, though, and as Troy slam-dunks on the boards, beautiful and brainy Gabriella (Vanessa Anne


Drama, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy

Peter Barsocchini

May 23, 2006

Walt Disney Pictures

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Pop fluff intended for kids stuck between Dora the Explorer and Gossip Girl. Consider it a bonus that it's tolerable, if not fun, for the rest of us as well.

February 28, 2009 Full Review Source: Movie Views

There's no denying the tween audience was hungering for this movie, without even knowing it. [Blu-ray]

February 14, 2009 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

A simplistic, and single minded teen romp filled with Disney channel regulars that disappears from your collective memory minutes after viewing it...

July 10, 2007 Full Review Source: Film Threat | Comments (4)
Film Threat

As a marketing phenomenon, this has exceeded all expectations for a TV movie. However as cinema... maybe you just really need to be a teen to get it.

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

A schmaltzy little piece of obvious fluff that's directed in truly horrendous fashion and populated by cardboard characters who spit out simplistic platitudes and breathy pop tunes.

December 10, 2006 Full Review Source: | Comments (9)

For all its ungainliness, its cheesiness, its silliness, High School Musical is undoubtedly a great big heap of fun.

May 28, 2006 Full Review Source: | Comments (5)'s difficult to imagine even the most die-hard fan of musicals finding anything here worth embracing.

May 27, 2006 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Comments (4)
Reel Film Reviews

the filmmakers were just trying to tell a story. Sex, drugs and violence just didn't factor into that equation

May 25, 2006 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Comments (2)
7M Pictures

with a name like "Sharpay," it's gotta be good

May 18, 2006 Full Review Source: | Comments (11)

Audience Reviews for High School Musical

Corny, to be sure, High School Musical is most appealing to those below the age of 13, but even older viewers can appreciate the important message the film carries. Despite a few cringe-worthy moments, this made-for-tv phenomenon has relatively catchy and memorable songs and features charismatic, albeit exaggerated, performances.
November 24, 2012
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

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"Kids today don't know nuthin' bout entertainment! Back in my day we had quality, like Grease and Saturday Night Fever, wit' songs dat meant somethin' and good dancin' too ... dey don't make 'em like dat ennymore! Sniff!" But wait, they do, they do, or at least they did. Grease, again, with hair gel ... instead of Pomade.
June 4, 2012

Super Reviewer

The soundtrack is enjoyable and is an entertaining movie to a point, however if this is supposed to be the best of teen movies then thats very sad!
Its an average movie with average acting, yes the singing is good but you shouldnt have high expectations for this movie!
March 29, 2012
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    1. Sharpay Evans: Oh. Were you going to sign up to? My brother and I have starred in all the school productions, and we really welcome new-comers there are a lot of supporting roles in this show. I'm sure we could find something for you.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (17 months ago)
    1. Gabriella Montez: The Wildcats' superstar is... afraid?
    2. Troy Bolton: No, no, I'm not afraid. I'm just... scared.
    – Submitted by Lucas M (17 months ago)
    1. Sharpay Evans: We need to save our show from people who don't know the difference between a Tony Award and Tony Hawk.
    – Submitted by Lorenzo V (2 years ago)
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