Raise Your Voice (2004)



Critic Consensus: A bland, formulaic tween version of Fame.

Movie Info

A teenage girl learns that reaching for your dreams isn't always easy in this heartfelt drama with music. Terri Fletcher (Hilary Duff) is a small-town girl with a great love of music and a fine singing voice. Already one of the lead vocalists in her church choir, Terri has also appeared at local nightspots with some help from her older brother. When he tragically dies in an auto accident, Terri becomes all the more determined to make the most of her talent, and she's elated when she's accepted … More

Rating: PG (for thematic elements and language)
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: Mitch Rotter, Sam Schreiber
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 15, 2005
Box Office: $10.4M
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as Frances Fletcher

as Simon Fletcher

as Paul Fletcher

as Mr. Gantry

as Mr. Torvald

as Engelbert "Kiwi" Wil...

as Denise Gilmore

as Aunt Nina

as Mr. Wesson

as Street Drummer

as Street Drummer

as Dr. Mark Farly

as Emcee

as Mr. Holcomb

as Doctor Mark Farley

as Matthew

as Folk Singer

as Flamenco Guitars

as Saxophone Player

as Three Days Grace

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Critic Reviews for Raise Your Voice

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (35)

I like Hilary Duff, she's very charming, but she's stuck on this after school special level with these movies.

Full Review… | October 11, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Made for tween girls.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Vapid story, shallow concept, bad acting, unoriginal characters, and a climax so cheesy I had to shut it off to keep from kicking in the screen.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Duff carries off the lead role with confidence and grace, exuding a kind of fresh-faced naiveté not often found in other young female stars these days.

November 2, 2006
Christianity Today

Duff's sunny disposition makes her a likable movie presence, but I've yet to see anything from her...beyond a 'let's put on a show' high school drama club enthusiasm.

Full Review… | April 14, 2005
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

10 Reasons Why You Should (Or Shouldn't) See Raise Your Voice...

Full Review… | February 12, 2005
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Raise Your Voice

This is getting 5 stars purely based on Oliver James performance. Such a beautiful guy and you couldn't help but fall in love with him. The plot of the film was good and since I watched this in my early teens, I was always going to have a real soft spot for this film. The start of the film is also unexpected and a real poignant story. The songs were incredible and you can't deny the fact that Hilary Duff has an amazing singing voice.

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

A great movie about finding your place in the world & following your heart :)

Cassie Hill

Super Reviewer

This is a good movie. Emotional and fun to watch.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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