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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 12
  2. Negative: 7 out of 12
  1. 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
  2. Jul 3, 2011
    Horrible. The absolute worst of the teenage angst films that Disney channel has come up with. Shallow, bland, and very musically tone deaf, Camp Rock sucks very, very badly. Expand

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