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Sky High (2005)

Sky High (2005)

Sky High



Critic Consensus: This highly derivative superhero coming-of-age flick is moderately entertaining, family-friendly fluff.

Movie Info

An ordinary teenager finds out he's not so ordinary after all in this comedy-adventure. Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) has his share of anxieties about starting high school, but once he arrives on campus, he discovers he's attending Sky High, a special learning facility for the children of superheroes. Will realizes his father is actually super-human crime fighter Captain Stronghold (Kurt Russell), while his mom is fellow champion Josie Jetstream (Kelly Preston). However, in Will's first few days at school, Coach Boomer (Bruce Campbell) is unable to discover any superior abilities in him, meaning that instead of joining the school's budding heroes, he's been relegated to the ranks of the lowly sidekicks. In time, Will discovers he happens to have super strength after all, but will he learn to hone his new gifts in time to fend off the bullies at school, get the girl of his dreams, and save his folks from a longtime nemesis? Sky High also features Lynda Carter, Dave Foley, and Kevin McDonald.more
Rating: PG (for action violence and some mild language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Hernandez, Bob Schooley, Mark McCorkle, Robert Schooley
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 29, 2005
Box Office: $63.9M
Buena Vista - Official Site


Michael Angarano
as Will Stronghold
Kurt Russell
as Steve/The Commander
Kelly Preston
as Josie/Jetstream
Chris Wynne
as News Anchor
Kevin Heffernan
as Ron Wilson, Bus Driv...
Kelly Vitz
as Magenta
Loren Berman
as Little Larry
as Penny
as Penny
Lynda Carter
as Principal Powers
Bruce Campbell
as Coach Boomer
Steven Strait
as Warren Peace
Cloris Leachman
as Nurse Spex
Jim Rash
as Mr. Grayson/Stitches
Dave Foley
as Mr. Boy
Kevin McDonald
as Mr. Medulla
Kimmy Brown
as Evil Twin
Tom Kenny
as Mr. Timmerman
Jill Talley
as Mrs. Timmerman
Zachry Rogers
as Young Commander
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Critic Reviews for Sky High

All Critics (138) | Top Critics (35)

Sky High is the latest Disney teen comedy about the pitfalls of adolescent life, but is much, much better than it seems like it should be in large part due to its strong cast and assured direction.

Full Review… | March 30, 2011

Cartoony high school superhero drama; OK for tweens.

Full Review… | December 17, 2010
Common Sense Media

surprisingly clever, spirited and joyful

Full Review… | September 3, 2010
Cinema Writer

...achieves a miraculous level of kitchy zip thanks to its creative casting of Kurt Russell, Lynda Carter, and Bruce Campbell.

Full Review… | June 21, 2009

I'm a sucker for comic book movies, and "Sky High" won me over...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Just kind of a mildly entertaining footnote.

Full Review… | October 31, 2007

Audience Reviews for Sky High

Yeah, it's a film for the little ones, but there's plenty in here for everyone as a kid with famous parents must find his own way in the world of high school. Innocent fun.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

For a children's film, 'Sky High' is superior than many mature superhero films made nowadays. Cool effects with a magnificent blend of CGI, well-excecuted action sequences add to what is a quality film.

Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer


Comparing to the Zoom that I watched yesterday, this was really good.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

Sky High Quotes

Royal Pain: Royal Pain is me.
Will Stronghold: Oh my God. I made out with an old lady!
– Submitted by Leigh S (3 years ago)
Mr. Grayson: [looking at Will suspiciously] You're not that boy with the six arms?
Will Stronghold: No sir.
– Submitted by Baurushan J (4 years ago)
Steve Stronghold/The Commander: Wait! Royal Pain is a girl?
Royal Pain: Of course I'm a girl idiot!
– Submitted by Baurushan J (4 years ago)
Coach Boomer: Sidekick! [screaming to Will]
– Submitted by Baurushan J (4 years ago)

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