High School Musical 3: Senior Year

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Disney's 'High School Musical' phenomenon leaps onto the big screen in High School Musical 3: Senior Year, which finds high school seniors Troy (Efron) and Gabriella (Hudgins) facing the prospect of being separated from one another as they head off in different directions to college. Joined by the rest of the Wildcats, they stage an elaborate spring musical reflecting their experiences, hopes and fears about their future.

2008Rating: G101 minsUSA
Kids & FamilyMusicMusical
Director:
Kenny Ortega ('High School Musical', TV's 'Ally McBeal', 'Gilmore Girls')
Writer:
Peter Barsocchini
Cast:
Zac EfronVanessa HudgensAshley TisdaleLucas Grabeel Corbin BleuMonique Coleman

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High School Musical 3: Senior Year / Reviews

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

Flicks, Andrew Hedley

I saw High School Musical 3 right after I'd watched 1 and 2 on DVD. Three in one week means I spent the next couple of days trying to remember which moments came from which films. This revealed to me both the weakness and the appeal of these films. They're interchangeable, so mildly innocuous in their story-telling technique as to never step on any toes. The stories are so simple, the morals so clear-cut, the values so family-friendly. And then there are the songs: highly polished, over-produced, ready-made for instant recognition, and sure to get lodged in the brains of parents all over the world.

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Variety

Variety

While Ortega and fellow choreographers Charles Klapow and Bonnie Story stretch their imaginations, there's something almost lazy about the picture's underachiever script.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A candy-colored never-never land that Peter Pan might envy.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

If you're gay and/or eight years old, HSM3 is the movie event of the year.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

For those scoring at home, the third entry in the "High School Musical" series is better than the second but doesn't quite sustain the unvarnished, giddy highs of the first.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

The result unfortunately has the blandness of a mediocre TV sitcom.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

Right out of the gate, we realize that bringing the series to the big screen makes the flaws that much more obvious. The voices are too thin, the music and lyrics too simplistic, and the production values are – frankly – too "televisual."

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

If you're under 12, you won't be disappointed. If you're over 12, the fact this is as funny and bright as it is insipid won't stop you from avoiding it like the plague.

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