A slight, poorly thought-out take on Disney's plethora of music franchises
| Original Score: 1/5
Parents and anyone beyond adolescence will find it an intolerable attempt to cash in by imitating films they've seen before.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
'Standing Ovation' isn't a movie. It's an endurance test for anyone over the age of 13. (Parental Review also available)
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
Leaves one wistful for the cable-level adequacy of Disney Channel's High School Musical films.
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
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.
| Original Score: D-
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.
| Original Score: D+
Tween musical competition with mean behavior, name-calling.
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Standing Ovation is an innovative film in the sense that every minute or so it comes up with a different way of being annoying.
The cast is energetic but the talent is amateurish and the script is dead on arrival.
| Original Score: 3/10
Here's an oddball low-budget movie aimed at tweens that has a couple of things going for it.
| Original Score: 2/4
It's an amateurish, poorly assembled and incompetently performed collection of musical comedy cliches.
Despite its absurdly optimistic title, Standing Ovation deserves a resounding chorus of boos, and maybe a few well-aimed tomatoes.
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.
| Original Score: B-