Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. Standing Ovation is an innovative film in the sense that every minute or so it comes up with a different way of being annoying. Moreover, it often goes for a layered effect, in which it's annoying in two or three ways simultaneously.
  2. The cast is full of fresh-faced unknowns ready for their close-ups. Most likely to succeed is Kayla Jackson, an almond-eyed dreamer, as Brittany, anchor of the Ovations and of her family.
  3. 38
    Off the wall? Friend, you don’t know off the wall until you’ve seen five twelve-year-old girl singer-dancers cover the Tina Turner/Phil Spector epic “River Deep, Mountain High” in the screwball kiddie dance comedy, Standing Ovation.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    At once annoyingly hyper and underwhelmingly dull.
  5. This is the kind of movie where the audience of extras orgasmically react after every song as if they were at a Bruce Springsteen concert instead of watching a bunch of kids who wouldn't make the cut in a junior high production of "Bye Bye Birdie."
  6. Reviewed by: Taylor Adams
    This low-budget film from writer-director Stewart Raffill (“Across the Great Divide,’’ “Mac and Me’’) is processed cheese molded into a series of loosely related, sloppily choreographed, and inexplicably auto-tuned dance numbers.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Jul 14, 2011
    I want everyone to listen to me-this movie is complete dog s*** (pardon my language, but this is the nicest thing I could think of to say about this mess) The writing is painful, the direction makes me want to vomit. And the acting...oh God, the acting. I am easy on kids, but this was inexcusable. It seems like Stewart Rafill came up with the worst actors he could find, and put them on screen, to sing pop songs that make Justin Bieber look like Michael Jackson. I am reading the positive reviews for this film by metacritic users, and I think to myself, it's not the critics bashing this movie because they're adults, or they don't get the humor. THE HUMOR SUCKS! Throughout the film, I was just angry. I almost want a DVD of this garbage so I can light it on fire. There is no reason for this film to exist. For all those people that are giving this movie good reviews, listen to me-go check yourself into a mental health clinic, watch The Godfather, something, because your perspective of films being good is messed up. there is something wrong with your brain, or your being paid by the studio. This movie makes me sad. Why do movies this terrible exist? And for you idiots/employees of the studio that think that I'm just some critic that doesn't understand what a good film is, I want you to listen to me. I do write reviews on the internet. is my address. And one more thing-I'm thirteen years old. So I am thirteen and know that this sucks. Any adults or younger children that like this-I will never be your friend. Because you are stupid. This movie is just so ungodly awful that I want you to see it just so you can see how low filmmaking has gone. 0/10 (the rating I gave it here, and on my blog) Full Review »
  2. MichaelK.
    Jul 19, 2010
    Best movie of the year by far.. The negative reviews are just an example of how you can never please everyone. Some people just won't get it. I pity them. Full Review »
  3. MaryB.
    Jul 18, 2010
    My grandkids loved it and I truly think it is a great movie geared for the age bracket it was meant for.. Kalyla Jackson will be seen again..Beautiful girl..Spencer is on his way to SAG, for sure. Full Review »