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Generally favorable reviews- based on 107 Ratings

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  • Starring: Jessica Tuck, Alyson Reed, Mark L. Taylor
  • Summary: Troy and Gabriella have to face off against Sharpay once again as they sing and dance their way to a talent competition at a country club.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Kids, Arts, Music
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    High School Musical 2 is very good. It's more than listenable. The music is surprisingly catchy, smartly penned and not annoying.
  2. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    80
    High School Musical 2's audience already knows how this movie ends. But they'll watch and re-watch because it has such an unembarrassed good time getting there.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott L. Powers
    80
    HSM2 is better than the original, and not only because its production budget is reportedly triple the first cable movie. The songs are bolder.... The acting by the returning well-scrubbed cast is better.
  4. 75
    High School Musical 2 is pretty much a total tuneful blast.
  5. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    75
    The story isn't quite as fresh, nor the message as warming, but there are wall-to-wall zippy pop numbers to keep your little girls squealing happily.
  6. 70
    Compared to the original, it's slicker, brighter, more obviously produced, and a smidgen less fun.
  7. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    40
    The movie is mediocre, and should be skipped.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 55
  2. Negative: 20 out of 55
  1. idontknowiunno
    Aug 19, 2007
    10
    Totally Amazing
  2. MaryseG.
    Aug 27, 2007
    10
    The best i have never seen !!!
  3. May 28, 2013
    10
    Awesome movie! very much worth watching! all the music and dancing is nice too!
  4. GaryP
    Aug 22, 2007
    8
    Great movie. Good songs and some good acting. Ashley Tisdale's character of Sharpay is the stand out character, but Chad & Ryan are also very good. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Feb 22, 2008
    5
    This was okay. I didn't like the first, but they definitely fixed this movie.
  6. SpencerW.
    Jul 12, 2008
    1
    Remember when Disney had crap movies in the 80's, with The Little Mermaid being the only exception? Well, with stuff like this, the Pirates sequels, and Camp Rock, we are seeing a comeback, with both Narnia's being the good ones. Expand
  7. JaredC.
    Aug 19, 2007
    0
    Not any better than the first, it sucks. The lyrics for the songs are corny. And the movie doesn't do any better in its story.

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