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Generally favorable reviews- based on 130 Ratings

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  • 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. Arizona Republic
    Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    80
    So it's not the most original plot. So what? Kids are going to freak over it, and watch it again and again and again.... Tisdale is once again great as Sharpay--her performance of Fabulous is the best thing in the movie--and Lucas Grabeel gets his chance to shine as her long-suffering brother Ryan.
  3. 80
    By the time the sing-along version of High School Musical 2 airs Sunday (8/19, 8/7c), two nights after the first screening, many kids already will have memorized the lyrics--and probably many of the dance moves. It's going to be that addictive.
  4. High School Musical 2 is an inevitable, unstoppable juggernaut--so be grateful it's as good as it is.
  5. 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. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    70
    Disney's HSM2 delivers precisely what's required. And America is all ears.
  7. The movie is mediocre, and should be skipped.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 53
  2. Negative: 19 out of 53
  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 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. 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 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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