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  • Summary: Freshman Will Stronghold (Angarano) must learn to live up to the legacy of his superhero parents (Russell and Preston) when he attends Sky High, a special high school for teens with superpowers. (Walt Disney Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  1. 88
    From a pure entertainment perspective, it is arguably the most enjoyable motion picture of the season. Sky High is funny, smart, energetic, subversive, and has a few substantive things to say.
  2. 80
    With one foot planted in the world of comic book fantasy and the other firmly stuck in the grim realities of high school, this is one of those rare family films that truly work for the whole family, even if Mom and Pop might find themselves needing earplugs during some exceedingly long and loud passages.
  3. 80
    As derivative as it all may be, it’s still superb entertainment.
  4. This zippy Disney adventure-comedy, crammed with special effects, asks that age-old rhetorical question, "Is there life after high school?," and answers it with a cheerful "Not really."
  5. 63
    A squeaky clean, family-friendly comedy that merely sounds like an unreleased Cheech and Chong romp.
  6. Reviewed by: Christy Lemire
    So funny and sweet and observant - and so much warmer than other family films that feign hipness through product placement and pop culture references - you won't mind that the steps feel familiar.
  7. 30
    It's inoffensive and sports a positive "be yourself" message that’s obvious enough to be seen from space without benefit of hero-vision, but really, there's very little that's super about it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. DoranW.
    Oct 16, 2005
    Most adorable movie of the year.
  2. SteveG.
    Jan 30, 2006
    This is a really fun movie for the whole family. My wife and I really liked it and so did our 4 year old daughter and 8 year old son.
  3. Dec 12, 2013
    A pleasantly nice family movie about super hero teens in a super hero high school. For what it is, it's lighthearted fun and fun to watch. Pretty much what you can expect from a Disney live action movie.

    While this movie doesn't compare to it's Marvel or DC counterparts, it is also not trying to. If anything, it is more a parody of the genre that steals a style of storytelling that only Disney can do.
  4. ZackL.
    Aug 1, 2006
    I like this movie because it doesn't take itself seriously. Sky High is entertainement at it's best.
  5. May 25, 2014
    I remember watching this a long time ago when it first came out and even back then i knew it was nothing good but i still enjoyed the movie because it was about superheroes also that Kurt Russell was in it. The reason why i decided to give it another watch is because Mary Elizabeth Winstead is in the movie i remember thinking she was really hot back then even though i didnt know who she was but now that i do i wanted to give it another watch. She did a great job in the movie she was really lovely also it was funny that she was the one that ended up being the villain. Other then that though then movie is just average i wouldnt recommend it to anyone really. Oh yeah it was great seeing Bruce Campbell in it i didnt catch that the first time i watched it.

    Overall i give it a 6.0
  6. May 29, 2012
    Its probably the most formulatic superhero movie of all time but it has an interesting story and the characters are much better than they could have been. Expand
  7. F-XT
    Dec 19, 2005
    Oh! please not another one of thoses movies, i seen it in theaters and just the name sounded bad.

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