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Generally favorable reviews- based on 106 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: 30 out of 54
  2. Negative: 20 out of 54
  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. MaganY.
    Aug 18, 2007
    8
    I just saw it and i give it a thumbs up, it's mature than the first, not in a dark sense, The kids are preparing for the summer and they get jobs at Sharpay's country club Humor and trouble ensues, Go check it out, it's good, clean fun. Expand
  5. KatieJ.
    Jul 21, 2008
    4
    I think that the fact that Troy and Gabriella are so devoted is disgusting! I mean there's no strain in the relationship except for one point. I thought the baseball scene lacked a lot. Overall, I would watch it ONLY IF it was the only thing in the world to watch. Expand
  6. AimanZiaZia
    Mar 4, 2008
    1
    From my perspective the movie was very cheesy to be realistic and East High Wildcats are no where near a realistic portrayl of high school kids but i guess it was meant to be fun and I would atleast respect that. 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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