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Standing Ovation (2010)



Average Rating: 2.6/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 6

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Five junior high school friends form a singing group called "The 5 Ovations" to compete in a national music video contest for a cash prize of one million dollars. With limited funds and resources, these street smart kids use their wits, courage and passion to create spectacular song and dance numbers that compete with their arch rivals "The Wiggies," five rich, talented and unscrupulous sisters who along with their parents, will stop at nothing to win the competition.


Musical & Performing Arts

Stewart Raffill

Dec 1, 2010


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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (16)

Parents and anyone beyond adolescence will find it an intolerable attempt to cash in by imitating films they've seen before.

July 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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For us grinchy adults out there without children to sedate, the whole thing feels slightly less like a movie than like the filmed record of a mutiny at a juvie talent agency.

July 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Despite its absurdly optimistic title, Standing Ovation deserves a resounding chorus of boos, and maybe a few well-aimed tomatoes.

July 19, 2010 Full Review Source: Variety
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Standing Ovation is an innovative film in the sense that every minute or so it comes up with a different way of being annoying.

July 15, 2010 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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A glittery string of backstage conventions. Backstabbing! Pushy parents! Precocious stars! Blind ambition! But if you're a tween (and don't watch Glee), the cliches will be new to you.

July 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's a bubblegum mess, lacking structure, coherence,and any sense of drama. But it manages moments of daft fun, sometimes in spite of itself.

July 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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A slight, poorly thought-out take on Disney's plethora of music franchises

October 18, 2013 Full Review Source: The National
The National

Tween musical competition with mean behavior, name-calling.

May 4, 2012 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The cast is energetic but the talent is amateurish and the script is dead on arrival.

July 27, 2010 Full Review Source:

This lame musical advertises itself as 'the most rockin' movie of the summer'. Replace 'rockin'' with 'rotten' and they would just about have it right.

July 20, 2010 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Comments (2)
Boxoffice Magazine

Leaves one wistful for the cable-level adequacy of Disney Channel's High School Musical films.

July 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Cinematical

Here's an oddball low-budget movie aimed at tweens that has a couple of things going for it.

July 18, 2010 Full Review
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

'Standing Ovation' isn't a movie. It's an endurance test for anyone over the age of 13. (Parental Review also available)

July 16, 2010 Full Review Source: Screen It!
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I had never heard of the people in Standing Ovation before I saw it, and I hope never to hear of any of them again.

July 16, 2010 Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press
St. Paul Pioneer Press

It's an amateurish, poorly assembled and incompetently performed collection of musical comedy cliches.

July 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Comments (3)
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Standing Ovation will have its work cut out for it at the viciously competitive box office, but the film may serve as a springboard for the eager and able talent on display.

July 15, 2010 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News

It's amateurish, woefully acted by a majority of the cast, and features music even Miley Cyrus would be embarrassed to sing, but it's certainly kooky. Compellingly so at times.

July 14, 2010 Full Review Source:

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