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Raise Your Voice Reviews

October 11, 2004
I like Hilary Duff, she's very charming, but she's stuck on this after school special level with these movies.
October 8, 2004
This is for Duff's already committed audiences, which presumably consist of the young, the innocent and the commercially acquisitive.
October 8, 2004
All we can do is marvel at how the mighty -- Northern Exposure hottie John Corbett (as a weirdly flirty music teacher) and Risky Business babe Rebecca De Mornay (as Duff's frisky aunt) -- have fallen.
October 8, 2004
Even the kindest reaction to Raise My Voice is likely to be 'shut your face.'
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 8, 2004
The music in Raise Your Voice ... manages to bring home what the uninspired script doesn't: Something in you dies if you don't express your musical talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 8, 2004
A teen movie so inspirational and heartwarming that it comes with its very own lip gloss.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 8, 2004
It's particularly good at capturing that time of life when you simultaneously believe everything is possible and that each tiny misstep is the end of the world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2004
An earnest and eager Fame for the young and the tin-eared.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 8, 2004
One could be forgiven for thinking of Raise Your Voice as a Disney Channel special that was mistakenly spun out into the multiplexes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 8, 2004
A film that's really just an infomercial for a soundtrack.
October 8, 2004
Overlong, blandly soporific movie.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 8, 2004
Not since the students spilled out onto the streets in Fame has musical performance been so infectious a part of coming of age.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 8, 2004
The filmmakers make a big show of striving for sincerity and substance, but they so load the dice that their movie is heavy-going from start to finish.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 8, 2004
A miserable waste of a harebrained script fleshed out with mediocre performances by a flailing cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 8, 2004
The film suffers from a syndrome I'll call the Pop Princess's New Clothes. Hilary can't really sing, and neither can Terri, so you can't help but wonder, what's the big whoop?
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 8, 2004
What Hilary Duff will do when she grows up is anybody's guess, but for now she's the Duffinator, and things could be a lot worse.
Read More | Original Score: B
October 8, 2004
Like most performers who chuck TV fame for the big screen, [Duff] follows one grim vehicle (A Cinderella Story) with this even worse one just a few months later.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 8, 2004
Her dad was right about one thing. Something terrible did happen to her in Los Angeles. She made this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 8, 2004
The movie is the most fun kind of terrible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 8, 2004
Raise Your Voice may be about taking a chance, but it takes no chances at all.
October 7, 2004
Ms. Duff's screen presence and the film's infectious high spirits will make this piece of fluff appealing to young moviegoers without conveying any sinister messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 7, 2004
A corny, wading-pool- deep tale about overcoming grief and enjoying a rooftop view of downtown L.A. with a cute English guy with a hedgehog coif.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 7, 2004
It's a sweet and touching West Coast Fame, though it lacks that 1980 musical's manic energy and excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 7, 2004
Bad in so many departments that pointing out the flaws is like shooting fish in a barrel.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 7, 2004
It's nowhere near as exhilarating as Fame or even Flashdance, and Terri's performance skills are less awe-inspiring than the plot requires.
October 7, 2004
Loaded with so much drama that the story sinks into a grim, sloppy soap-opera mix.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 7, 2004
It resembles an episode of TV's Saved by the Bell, with a bigger budget and an underlying religious bent.
October 7, 2004
[Duff] makes me long for the comparatively Dostoyevskian depths of Sandra Dee.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 7, 2004
Yes, parents surely want a family film they can take their young daughters to -- but not one so bland and colorless.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 7, 2004
More annoyingly bland than genuinely awful. However, the presentation of its cute-as-a-button star is genuinely, absolutely, immeasurably awful.
Read More | Original Score: C-