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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Peppy drama's got game -- and sexy content.

TV CW Drama 2010
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age 10+

Based on 1 parent review

age 10+


um i watched some episodes of hellcats and i think its great

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Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (5 ):

The basic premise of a rough-and-tumble outsider joining the in crowd
is hardly new -- in fact, we've even seen it in other cheerleading
movies before. (On the big screen, we'd simply call this Bring It On.) But that doesn't mean that Hellcats
is a total snooze. On the contrary, in spite of some cheesy dialogue and
misguided montages, it's an earnest (but admittedly sexed-up) look at a world of serious
teamwork, intense competition ... and skimpy midriffs. If you can get past a
few eye-rolling moments, Hellcats is a heck of a good time.

A much-altered Tisdale -- who was once as well known for her blonde hair as she was for her over-the-top antics as Sharpay in the pop blockbuster High School Musical -- is barely recognizable as the squad's uber-responsible brunette captain.
But it's a good change, and she provides much-needed balance to
Michalka's often-overwrought attempts to look rebellious. (Side note: At Lancer College, having curly hair means you're "edgy.") For a couple of Disney alums, these kids have done all right.

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