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Generally favorable reviews- based on 69 Ratings

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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
    As derivative as it all may be, it’s still superb entertainment.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    80
    Smartly written and sprightly played, Sky High satisfies with a clever commingling of spoofy superheroics, school-daze hijinks, and family friendly coming-of-age. dramedydramedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Singer
    70
    Clunky and shamelessly transparent, but it's also charmingly earnest, and well designed for kids.
  5. 63
    A squeaky clean, family-friendly comedy that merely sounds like an unreleased Cheech and Chong romp.
  6. 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
    10
    Most adorable movie of the year.
  2. SteveG.
    Jan 30, 2006
    8
    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
    8
    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.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.

    Overall:
    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.
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  4. ZackL.
    Aug 1, 2006
    7
    I like this movie because it doesn't take itself seriously. Sky High is entertainement at it's best.
  5. May 25, 2014
    6
    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 movieI 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
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  6. May 29, 2012
    6
    Its probably the most formulatic superhero movie of all time but it has an interesting story and the characters are much better than theyIts 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
    3
    Oh! please not another one of thoses movies, i seen it in theaters and just the name sounded bad.

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