Prom Reviews

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James Luxford
The National
September 1, 2011
teen drama that may be feel-good, but lets itself down by merely going through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Francesca Steele
Sky Movies
June 1, 2011
It's an orgy of good, clean fun (no swearing, no booze and definitely no fooling around) without one single original cinematic moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Grae Drake
Movies.com
May 6, 2011
The classic teen movies tend to resonate more with actual teens, but while high schoolers may find this movie unbelievably innocuous, it's a sweet enough diversion for young'uns and the parents who have to accompany them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
May 31, 2011
You couldn't loathe the experience, however vacuous it feels. Prom does have some hot new talent to watch, for example, Cameron Monaghan, Nicholas Braun and Thomas McDonell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 29, 2011
It's harmless. It's also hopeless and ultimately, pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Ebert Presents At The Movies
May 2, 2011
Compulsively ordinary.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 27, 2011
By and large "Prom" is exactly what the prom-haters in the cast say it is, a lot of build-up for something that isn't remotely as "special" as those obsessed with it wish it to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
June 2, 2011
Horribly cheesy in parts, it's fairly amusing in others and you may quite enjoy it if you're a 12-year-old girl. Everyone else should steer clear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
April 29, 2011
Perhaps the biggest problem with Prom is that there is nothing special about it. Everything feels familiar and rehashed, like eating leftovers that have lingered in the fridge and been picked at for days.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
April 29, 2011
Except for a couple of nice touches, "Prom" is a remedial class in cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
April 29, 2011
Less engrossing than a Clearasil commercial and more synthetic than a Rebecca Black video.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Aldridge
Radio Times
June 2, 2011
Even younger viewers would surely relish a little more raunch. It's hard to hate, however, and parents can take confidence in the fact that it could never be accused of being a corrupting influence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
April 28, 2011
If you want harmless, silly fluff, it's almost sort of semi kind-of moderately acceptable, but if you expect anything more from the film, you'll leave as disappointed as I did after my actual senior prom.
Mike Scott
Times-Picayune
April 29, 2011
It will give its intended tween audience a lot to squeal about -- and leave their parents reminiscing quietly about how good films from '80s icon John Hughes were.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
April 29, 2011
They're a ridiculously cute pair and ridiculously at odds over this whole prom thingy, which is, by its very nature, ridiculous. So the ridiculous quotient is extremely high.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 28, 2011
Nussbaum's crew works hard to maintain a fresh-scrubbed look to the school, its students and the small community that contains it. They succeed all too well. Couldn't there have been at least one wall with graffiti?
Robbie Collin
News of the World
May 28, 2011
It's what some parents might call "good clean fun". Just without the "good" and "fun" bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
April 29, 2011
Never have the stakes seemed so low for everyone involved. This is a sterile high school environment, lacking anything nearing controversy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 29, 2011
A movie that's so anachronistically mushy and awkward, it earns extra credit simply for being so innocent.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express
June 3, 2011
This Disney fare is so bland and unremarkable that you might be better off staying home and watching a repeat of Glee.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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