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Bandslam Reviews

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February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2011
A message that never gets old: On stage or in high-school hallways, sometime it's the losers that turn out to be the real winners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 29, 2010
Fun without too much camp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 4, 2009
What keeps Bandslam afloat is the way its sweet moments find weird ways of stepping into convention.
August 26, 2009
Though it wears out its welcome as it teeters rather than rocks toward the finish line, there is something inherently enticing in the old "let's put on a show" formula it utilizes.
August 19, 2009
The barely hyped Bandslam must settle for simply being the best American movie this summer.
August 17, 2009
There is really just a lot to like here.
August 17, 2009
These are characters that make mistakes, they redeem themselves, and they grow throughout the course of the film.
August 17, 2009
Bandslam is a mix of the icky, the corny and the comic, but there's no denying that it's fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 17, 2009
A witty, touching, cleverly plotted film with excellent music and it made me feel for the first time in years that I'd like to be an American teenager.
August 17, 2009
The characterisations are just a little unorthodox and the whole thing, despite a soggy middle during which nothing much happens, goes with an above average swing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2009
Dear Todd Graff: Thanks, man.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
August 15, 2009
"Bandslam" is a terrific family film that showcases the importance of constructive teenage friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 14, 2009
Parental Content Review
August 14, 2009
Bandslam is hardly the definition of a great movie, but it is pleasant and bright and doesn't insult its audience's intelligence. And that's as rare and welcome as a well-crafted three-minute pop song.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2009
You have to respect any movie that name-checks the Velvet Underground and assumes its tweenage viewers will get the reference -- or ask their parents later.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 14, 2009
Co-writer-director Todd Graff doesn't look at teens or their issues in a condescending light.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 14, 2009
Graff ... mines some spunky humor and heartfelt characters, all while coloring safely within the lines of the underdogs-reaching-the-top storyline.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2009
Whenever the music is playing, it's tough to fight the urge to rock out right in your theater seat.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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