High School Musical (2006)

High School Musical (2006)

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The captain of the East High basketball team and the key member of the academic club shock the student body by teaming to audition for the upcoming school musical in a Disney Channel Original Movie that's all about being yourself and following your dreams. Troy (Zac Efron) is best known as the player who keeps the East High basketball team on the scoreboard. Of course, life isn't always about athletics, though, and as Troy slam-dunks on the boards, beautiful and brainy Gabriella (Vanessa Anne Hudgens) is raising the reputation of East High as the key member of the school's successful academic team. Despite their outgoing natures, no one would ever peg Troy and Gabriella as theater types. When word gets out that this popular pair has secretly chosen to reach for the stars and try their luck on the stage, the students of East High are about to learn an important lesson in teamwork while gearing up for a musical performance that will have their audience dancing in the aisles.
Rating:
G
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Musical & Performing Arts
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Walt Disney Pictures

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Cast

Zac Efron
as Troy Bolton
Vanessa Hudgens
as Gabriella Montez
Ashley Tisdale
as Sharpay Evans
Lucas Grabeel
as Ryan Evans
Alyson Reed
as Ms. Darbus
Bart Johnson
as Jack Bolton
Joey Miyashima
as Principal Matsui
Olesya Rulin
as Kelsi Nielsen
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Critic Reviews for High School Musical

All Critics (9)

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Full Review… | February 26, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

Pop fluff intended for kids stuck between Dora the Explorer and Gossip Girl. Consider it a bonus that it's tolerable, if not fun, for the rest of us as well.

Full Review… | February 28, 2009
Movie Views

There's no denying the tween audience was hungering for this movie, without even knowing it. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | February 14, 2009
Groucho Reviews

Just as you don't have to be a fan of Westerns to enjoy Paint Your Wagon, you don't have to be a teen to appreciate this energetic musical.

Full Review… | February 14, 2009
Movie Metropolis

A simplistic, and single minded teen romp filled with Disney channel regulars that disappears from your collective memory minutes after viewing it...

July 10, 2007
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for High School Musical

½

Corny, to be sure, High School Musical is most appealing to those below the age of 13, but even older viewers can appreciate the important message the film carries. Despite a few cringe-worthy moments, this made-for-tv phenomenon has relatively catchy and memorable songs and features charismatic, albeit exaggerated, performances.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

½

"Kids today don't know nuthin' bout entertainment! Back in my day we had quality, like Grease and Saturday Night Fever, wit' songs dat meant somethin' and good dancin' too ... dey don't make 'em like dat ennymore! Sniff!" But wait, they do, they do, or at least they did. Grease, again, with hair gel ... instead of Pomade.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

The soundtrack is enjoyable and is an entertaining movie to a point, however if this is supposed to be the best of teen movies then thats very sad! Its an average movie with average acting, yes the singing is good but you shouldnt have high expectations for this movie!

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Film Crazy

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