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  • Summary: The Disney channel launches its newest tweener musical, this time set in a rock-music camp featuring the Jonas Brothers.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Kids
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Misha Davenport
    There's nothing objectionable about the messages of the piece: always be true to yourself and treat everyone with dignity and respect. But teens and adults may find it a little saccharine.
  2. It takes nothing away from this genuinely talented group of kids to express even greater admiration for the promotion and marketing.
  3. What matters is how well it's done, and Disney does a lot of things right. It's multicultural. Parents are portrayed as people. The intrapersonal dramas are small enough so viewers will understand them.
  4. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    It’s all very sweet and tuneful, and took me back to my days as a Hayley Mills groupie.
  5. 60
    If only the endeavor felt more worthy, and less prefabricated at some offshore factory where workers in mouse ears plug in the parts: the underconfident girl with a surprisingly pretty voice, the semi-bad boy with a sensitive side, the meticulously choreographed musical numbers, the heartfelt Disney lessons about self-love and self-expression.
  6. Camp Rock isn't particularly good, but it's good at what it does. The product may be "inauthentic," if such a thing is even possible, but the way it will connect with a lot of little girls and more than a few little boys is real enough.
  7. Reviewed by: Jennifer Frey
    Alas, although she's likable enough, Lovato just doesn't have the same sparkle as a Miley Cyrus--or an Ashley Tisdale, for that matter. And though her music is in the same dance-inspiring, easy-to-memorize mode as that of the "HSM" franchise, it's not as catchy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. AngelaP.
    Aug 13, 2008
    It was really cute. I liked it a lot.
  2. JamesM.
    Jul 8, 2008
    It was really cool and awesome the jonas brothers are better than Miley cyrus ha ha.
  3. KatieJ.
    Jul 21, 2008
    The end was very obvious to me. But in one point in the movie I had already figured out a way for Tess to get Shane. Just sing Mitchie's song!!!
  4. RachelW
    Jan 18, 2009
    It's cute for tweens, but it fails epically in comparison to HSM. The most of the actors cannot act, the choreography is plain, and Demi Lovato moves around way too much during her solo at the Final Jam. Expand
  5. Jun 21, 2012
    Horrible, annoying, cliche, loud, stupid, and definitely not funny whatsoever. Demi Lovato gives a strong breakout performance, but other than that its crap! Expand
  6. JaredC.
    Jun 21, 2008
    What a waste of life. Who'd actually waste their time to go see another gay "High School Musical" type of film. The songs and beat are repulsive. The acting, on first base, is terrible. I even got that bored just to see this crap. But omg, just avoid this at all costs. Even if I won a Blue Ray DVD Player and 60 inch plasma screen that had to come with Camp Rock. I'de still burn the whole thing. Awful. Expand
  7. Aug 13, 2014
    I do not even know how I managed to watch it until the end. Much worse than the channel's "High School Musical". Pitiable teenagers trying to find their meaning of life in brainless romance. An obvious attempt to take over teenagers' minds with junk, in order to promote teen idols and yield profit. Expand

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