So sweet you'll leave the cinema with diabetes.
-Ruth HesseyFull Review
Its winning formula is driven not by narrative but by what isn't there: no sex, no drugs, and no rock and roll-- unless you count the logjam of thundering power ballads.
-Anthony LaneFull Review
Musical 3 is frustratingly shallow, but what it lacks in narrative ambition, it makes up for in dazzling choreography.
-Tasha RobinsonFull Review
It's a classic case of giving the people what they want.
-Peter HowellFull Review
Everything works out! Everyone's hair looks great! Some of the kids end up at Juilliard! I hope real high school is like this.
-Moira MacDonaldFull Review
Efron is once again Travolta-esque, although he appears to be quickly outgrowing this material. Hudgens is still annoyingly bland both in facial expressions and voice.
-Peter HartlaubFull Review
Since when shouldn't it be fun to spend 90 minutes or so watching good-looking young people, singing and dancing relatively well?
-Stephanie ZacharekFull Review
If you aren't between the ages of six and 14 or don't have kids, you may have trouble getting into that Wildcat spirit. But don't be shocked if Senior Year takes you back, just a bit, and makes you wish every high school was a little like East High.
-Roger MooreFull Review
Sorry. Started to doze off.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
The movie sounds as though it was recorded in a padded chamber instead of a bustling school, and it looks like it came from some alternate world, one that basks in the eternal sunshine of the spotless skin.
-Kyle SmithFull Review
It's hard to complain about a pop culture phenomenon built on unabashed innocence.
-Elizabeth WeitzmanFull Review
The HSM series has always been playful and high-spirited, with a refreshing emphasis on collective action and the importance of group effort over the individual, and there's nothing in High School Musical 3: Senior Year to upset the formula.
-Mark OlsenFull Review
Mr. Efron's athletic grace is Astaire-like in its casual authority. Ms. Hudgens's blissful smiles melt the screen.
Disney raised the stakes by turning its hit TV-movie franchise into a feature film -- and the bet has paid off.
-Catherine Dawson MarchFull Review
Go ahead, dance it out.
-Adam GrahamFull Review
If you're a fan, you won't be disappointed.
-Nancy ChurninFull Review
For all its unforgivable blandness, High School Musical opens young audiences to the charms of this most transporting of movie genres.
-Ty BurrFull Review
Even if the refreshing gust doesn't stay with you long, it's fun while it lasts.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
What's unfortunate isn't that this is a bad film, but rather that it had the potential to be such a good one and fell short.
-Colin CovertFull Review
To witness Number 3 explode on the big screen in a theater hopping with fans is to experience Beatlemania for the millennials. Not since A Hard Day's Night have I seen such collective blissout. (If only HSM's music were that memorable!)
-Carrie RickeyFull Review
Despite its own synthetic, over-processed production values, "High School Musical 3" exudes genuine appeal, thanks to director Kenny Ortega's brilliant choreography and a gifted cast.
-Ann HornadayFull Review
HSM3 is eminently watchable, occasionally very funny, and sweet enough to give you diabetes.
-John AndersonFull Review
Efron and co-star Vanessa Hudgens have charm. But director Kenny Ortega buries them in formula dances, forgettable tunes and dialogue that makes Grease sound like Greek tragedy.
For those kids in the target audience, this is movie nirvana.
-Christy LemireFull Review
High School Musical 3: Senior Year gives you an honest jolt of feel-good fizz. It may be as friendly and square as one of those 1950s teen romps in which the actors wore letter sweaters, but that doesn't mean the movie is an uptight anachronism.
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
Even within the confines of G-rated fluff, it could have been a lot sassier.
[An] infectiously upbeat bigscreen extension of Disney Channel's runaway TV movie sensation.
-Peter DebrugeFull Review
...suffers from precisely the same sort of problems that plagued its two underwhelming predecessors...
-David NusairFull Review
Like the burnouts who stick longer than their leather jackets warrant, the shtick has gotten stale.
-Ryan CracknellFull Review