Hannah Montana: The Movie


Hannah Montana: The Movie

Critics Consensus

While youthful Miley fans won't complain, Hannah Montana the Movie is little more than a formulaic Disney Channel episode stretched thin.



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Miley Stewart struggles to juggle school, friends and her secret pop-star persona; when Hannah Montana's soaring popularity threatens to take over her life--she just might let it. So her father takes the teen home to Crowley Corners, Tenn., for a dose of reality, kicking off an adventure filled with the kind of fun, laughter and romance even Hannah Montana couldn't imagine.

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Critic Reviews for Hannah Montana: The Movie

All Critics (132) | Top Critics (40)

  • It's wholesome hokum, to be sure, but of a very high standard.

    Jul 3, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • A perpetual Disney identity crisis that involves a blonde wig, a prepubescent Vertigo-meets Jekyll and Hyde-meets High School Musical.

    Jun 24, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • While Cyrus's droll performance (Miley's not Billy Ray's) deserves better material, this is still amply entertaining.

    May 1, 2009 | Rating: 3/6 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • You have to be true to yourself and your roots, particularly if you live a lie. As moral messages go, the one peddled by Hannah Montana the Movie could do with some fine-tuning.

    May 1, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Wendy Ide

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • This parent-child love story, glancingly expressed through the potent medium of country music, often had me wondering if anyone in the cinema had a number for Tennessee social services.

    May 1, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • You might be rather surprised at just how likeable the bubblegum teen romance of Hannah Montana: The Movie actually is. And this is due in no small part to the superior comic acting chops of amiable bow-legged songbird, Miley Cyrus.

    May 1, 2009

Audience Reviews for Hannah Montana: The Movie

  • Apr 03, 2015
    Easily one of the worst films ever. I actually felt bad for everyone who chose to be a part of this film.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 26, 2012
    For those of you reading this, you are probably wondering why on Earth would I see something like this? It's very simple indeed, I just wanted the 12 year old boys I was babysitting to be quiet. After getting over the shock that 12 year old boys watch Hannah Montana I saw the movie and YAWN! Hannah Montana: The (YAWN) Movie is about Miley Stewart (lazy writing, I know) leading a double life as someone talented. Miley Stewart must make a "difficult" choice of whether being a successful singer with friends and family or be an ordinary girl with friends and family, but also have a boyfriend. Where to begin? First, the plot requires you have a huge level of disbelief. Am I supposed to believe someone definition of a good disguise is wearing a blonde wig has never had a fan pulled her hair? Second, the film lacks any real conflict. This is Disney movie based on a Disney sitcom and...oh that explains everything. The cliche love story, bland characters, the rude brother, a father who obviously loves his daughter more than his son, non funny slapstick, and overused of music. Third problem, a male character in the movie gets drag into the water by an alligator as a joke. For a moment I thought that male character eaten by the alligator, but he unfortunately returns. My forth problem with the movie is the lack of good acting. By no means are the cast performance Razzie Material, but they are pretty bland most of the way. Fifth problem, you'll see the ending coming miles away and you don't even need to be seven minute in to guess it correctly. Sixth and final problem is that it's boring. It's predictable teen movie formula at it most dull and you'll be yawning all the way through. The only positives about the film are the scenery, animals, and non Hannah Montana music. You can not imagine how happy I was to see Taylor Swift in this movie, but unfortunately she's not in the movie that much so booo to Disney. Hannah Montana: The (YAWN) Movie is like a current Disney sitcom; annoying, stupid, lacks intelligence, expect this has a lower budget and is longer. Now the music I have to address since we Miley Cyrus playing a character name Miley Stewart (once again, lazy writing). The music is passable and forgettable at best. At best some of the songs are sorta decent at best. The best song in the movie not by Taylor is Miley Cyrus The Climb. It's one of the few times she sings seriously. It's not bad actually, though the writing could have used better writing since repeats the same lyrics over and over again. The rest of Miley Cyrus music either simply bad or forgettable. If you're not fan of MIley Cyrus music this won't change your mind nor entertain outside of its intended demographic. I would like to note you should mute the TV when Miley Cyrus sings Hoedown and the film. When Miley Cyrus not singing on screen you'll be happy to hear some okay music. Hannah Montana: The Movie is predictable, cliches, and boring all the through. It's a typical bad live action Disney fair that does very little entertain anyone outside of its intended audience. This is one TV sitcom that did not cry out movie material and is an unnecessary adaption of a TV show that known for being bad.
    Caesar M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 18, 2012
    I noticed this was playing on TV, and decided to watch. And although I've always thought it was ridiculous that nobody ever figured out it was Miley in a freaking blonde wig...I've come to terms with that. Clark Kent wears glasses right? I know that Disney shows can sometimes be over dramatic.So, I didn't mind things like when her and Lilly stole a golf cart to get into her own concert. I didn't mind "Hannah" crashing Lilly's party. I think I can even overlook the fact that half time there was someone that could sing along, or dance along or play the background music to a song they were just hearing for the first time. It's a disney movie, it's supposed to be fun. BUT, the one thing I could not get behind was the fact that THE WHOLE TOWN kept her secret. That is absolutely ludicrous. There is not one person who needed to make a few bucks? No media personnel? Plus, I didn't really like the message behind it. I thought the movie was about going back to your roots...embracing who you are. And yet...after she sings The Climb (as Miley)...everyone wants her to be Hannah? That somehow they would rather have that version of her...than her true being? It just didn't sit well with me. Listen, if you're looking for a kids film to watch/rent...I recommend something else. There are LOTS of great kids movies that are better than this movie, convey a better message and are entertaining for both kids...and adults. The reason this gets 2 stars is I thought Miley did a decent job with acting...and it had its moments. It was that darn ending that ruined it for me.
    m h Super Reviewer
  • Dec 02, 2011
    One of the worst films in history.
    Bradley W Super Reviewer

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