Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Jul 18, 2013
    A perilously high-concept but intermittently pleasurable concoction that goes back to the future in several ways.
  2. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Jul 18, 2013
    Further criticism would be like taking a Slurpee to task for tasting too sweet. And in spite of my pasty self, there’s something I liked about all the relentless mugging and frugging.
  3. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 18, 2013
    The songs, while hummable, aren't all that memorable, but the jokes about surf movies are amusing, although sure to be lost on the film's target audience.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jul 16, 2013
    It's trite and obvious, and meant to be, with songs that are shallow, sunny and snappy.... Just Go with it. [22 Jul 2013, p.48]
  5. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Jul 16, 2013
    Two tunes in this attempt to reverse-engineer a new High School Musical are decent.... But the rest is dull as sand. [19 Jul 2013, p.80]
  6. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Jul 16, 2013
    Although writers Vince Marcello, Mark Landry and Robert Horn try to have fun with evolving teenage idioms and technology, the sequences between musical interludes occasionally feel as much like punishment as the sinew connecting the story.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 23, 2013
    Luckily some of the tunes in "Teen Beach Movie" work nicely, but it certainly has issues with its actors portraying realistic-like roles. With its "High School Musical" like genre, the film has certainly a bunch of musical numbers, and although they might not reach the heights of the level that "High School Musical" could, the songs are at least better than most, although it sounds very auto-tuned. Also, the movie is in fact better done than I expected, as the film at least tried to convey a message, though not entirely. With this in mind, "Teen Beach Movie" is a good film for your kids, and will at least get a tune stuck in the minds of adults, but will sometimes feel horribly acted and a lot cliche. Full Review »
  2. Aug 4, 2013
    Not a bad Disney channel original movie, more like decent. It follows the trend set by the likes High School Musical and Camp Rock by being a musical. The actual music numbers aren't bad but after a while I just lost interest, and that can be said about the movie as a whole. The overall plot is nice and has a sweet tone, and there are a few chuckle worthy moments throughout, but that won't help keep older viewers entertained. Kids will love it though. Everything about the movie is decent at best right down to the acting. Ross Lynch and Maia Mitchell are likable enough leads, but the latter has trouble maintaining and American accent, occasionally letting her British accent slip through. The more emotional moments are when the acting takes a slight dip in quality. I can't really hate on this too much considering it's aimed at kids, but I can't really bring myself to say that it's a good movie, because in my book it's more of an ok movie. Full Review »
  3. Aug 27, 2014
    Teen Beach Movie es una película que, por desgracia, deja mucho que desear, ya que al principio quizá luzca que va a ser una película sencilla y contemporánea, pero ya al final se pierde en algún lugar y eso hace que la historia se eclipse en una gran parte.

    La película hubiera podido ser mejor, pero su final es patético y su trama se va perdiendo, aunque se pueden salvar algunas cosas como las canciones que cantan de vez en cuando, que son un tanto pegadizas y también porque hay partes en el film que lo rescatan en algunas ocasiones.
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