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High School Musical 3: Senior Year Reviews

December 5, 2008
So sweet you'll leave the cinema with diabetes.
October 27, 2008
Its winning formula is driven not by narrative but by what isn't there: no sex, no drugs, and no rock and roll-- unless you count the logjam of thundering power ballads.
October 24, 2008
Musical 3 is frustratingly shallow, but what it lacks in narrative ambition, it makes up for in dazzling choreography.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2008
It's a classic case of giving the people what they want.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2008
Everything works out! Everyone's hair looks great! Some of the kids end up at Juilliard! I hope real high school is like this.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 24, 2008
Efron is once again Travolta-esque, although he appears to be quickly outgrowing this material. Hudgens is still annoyingly bland both in facial expressions and voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 24, 2008
Since when shouldn't it be fun to spend 90 minutes or so watching good-looking young people, singing and dancing relatively well?
October 24, 2008
If you aren't between the ages of six and 14 or don't have kids, you may have trouble getting into that Wildcat spirit. But don't be shocked if Senior Year takes you back, just a bit, and makes you wish every high school was a little like East High.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2008
Sorry. Started to doze off.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 24, 2008
The movie sounds as though it was recorded in a padded chamber instead of a bustling school, and it looks like it came from some alternate world, one that basks in the eternal sunshine of the spotless skin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 24, 2008
It's hard to complain about a pop culture phenomenon built on unabashed innocence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2008
The HSM series has always been playful and high-spirited, with a refreshing emphasis on collective action and the importance of group effort over the individual, and there's nothing in High School Musical 3: Senior Year to upset the formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 24, 2008
Mr. Efron's athletic grace is Astaire-like in its casual authority. Ms. Hudgens's blissful smiles melt the screen.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 24, 2008
Disney raised the stakes by turning its hit TV-movie franchise into a feature film -- and the bet has paid off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 24, 2008
Go ahead, dance it out.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 24, 2008
If you're a fan, you won't be disappointed.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 24, 2008
For all its unforgivable blandness, High School Musical opens young audiences to the charms of this most transporting of movie genres.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 24, 2008
At best, you'll be disappointed; at worst, you'll want to blow up a high school.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
October 24, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 24, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 23, 2008
Even if the refreshing gust doesn't stay with you long, it's fun while it lasts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 23, 2008
What's unfortunate isn't that this is a bad film, but rather that it had the potential to be such a good one and fell short.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 23, 2008
To witness Number 3 explode on the big screen in a theater hopping with fans is to experience Beatlemania for the millennials. Not since A Hard Day's Night have I seen such collective blissout. (If only HSM's music were that memorable!)
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2008
Despite its own synthetic, over-processed production values, "High School Musical 3" exudes genuine appeal, thanks to director Kenny Ortega's brilliant choreography and a gifted cast.
October 23, 2008
Coiffed with what must have been a budget-busting supply of styling gel, the cast of High School Musical 3: Senior Year looks not just freshly scrubbed, but manicured, exfoliated, and dipped in a vat of hot wax.
Read More | Original Score: C+
October 23, 2008
HSM3 is eminently watchable, occasionally very funny, and sweet enough to give you diabetes.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 23, 2008
Efron and co-star Vanessa Hudgens have charm. But director Kenny Ortega buries them in formula dances, forgettable tunes and dialogue that makes Grease sound like Greek tragedy.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 23, 2008
For those kids in the target audience, this is movie nirvana.
October 23, 2008
The world's tweens and teens deserve better than this bottomlessly bland pap.
October 22, 2008
High School Musical 3: Senior Year gives you an honest jolt of feel-good fizz. It may be as friendly and square as one of those 1950s teen romps in which the actors wore letter sweaters, but that doesn't mean the movie is an uptight anachronism.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 22, 2008
You hardly watch a Disney musical expecting Lars von Trier, but still, this is conservative stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/6
October 20, 2008
Even within the confines of G-rated fluff, it could have been a lot sassier.
October 18, 2008
[An] infectiously upbeat bigscreen extension of Disney Channel's runaway TV movie sensation.