High School Musical

Movie review by Lucy Maher, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

A modern-day Grease for tweens.

NR 2006 98 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 65 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 248 reviews

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age 8+

Very meh

A film that seeks the most obvious portrayals. Stereotypical representations of parents, teachers, and high school students. In spite of this film's many, many, many flaws it still can be engaging. But just because I am intrigued and desire to know what happens next does not mean that I found the journey satisfying. Although the posturing and the singing seem to lift the actors spirits it does very little for expanding the genre and it underestimates the complexity of story that teenagers and tweens can appreciate.
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age 8+


This movie was SO GOOD! My 8 year old listens to the music on the bus!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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