Hannah Montana: The Movie Reviews

  • Cyrus, as always, is a professional charmer (it's hard to resist when she leads a hip-hop hoedown), and the crusty folkiness of Billy Ray Cyrus as her real-life dad is as welcome as ever.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • This parent-child love story, glancingly expressed through the potent medium of country music, often had me wondering if anyone in the cinema had a number for Tennessee social services.

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • There's nothing subtle or unexpected about Hannah Montana: The Movie. But its intended audience of prepubescent girls probably won't mind. Still, it's hard not to wish the same wholesome message could be conveyed with a bit more finesse and originality.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • The movie looks and sounds like a real film, not an extended version of the TV show. The acting and the cinematography is bumped up a notch.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • Hannah Montana: The Movie has performance numbers -- the first one fancifully blurs the line between a live Hannah concert and a music video - flat melodrama, and such guest stars as Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift, as themselves.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • Like 2003's Lizzie McGuire movie, Hannah breaks little new ground but makes the big screen shift with liveliness and sense of humor impressively intact.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • This probably won't sway the unconverted into becoming fans, but it should please the more than 180 million viewers of the hit Disney Channel series.

    Nancy Churnin — Dallas Morning News

  • The movie's only mission is to further a brand, and it exists specifically to prop up its song list, which includes the latest dance craze, 'Hoedown Throwdown,' in which Miley exhorts us to pop it, lock it and, to the best of our abilities, 'polka-dot it.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • For its target audience, oblivious to the film's narrative crossed wires, it's definitely three-star entertainment.

    Carrie Rickey — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Ultimately, the fan-pleasing HMTM and its bestselling soundtrack album are about building new bridges.

    Jon Bream — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Mawkish but energized.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • You don't eat a Twinkie to lose weight, and you don't see this film to challenge yourself emotionally or intellectually.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • A goofily endearing romp that might even lasso a few new fans.

    Lael Loewenstein — Variety

  • Thin as a flip-flop and as complicated as a scrunchy, the plot is barely enough for half a movie. At the 45-minute point, things are pretty much wrapped up.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • As teen fantasy Hannah has worked well enough to meet fan approval. And I liked her concert film from last year. But The Movie, inoffensive though it is, suggests they're over it. Maybe we should be, too.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • Who cares if it gives anyone over the age of 12 a headache? The state of Hannah Montana is little-girl paradise.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • (Hannah Montana: The Movie movie review at Film.com)

    Christine Champ — Film.com

  • The rest of the time it's up to Cyrus to keep things light, and her undeniable charisma radiates from the big screen as strongly as it does on the small one.

    Catherine Dawson March — Globe and Mail

  • Assorted conflicts and adventures ensue, and the movie overall is painless if not exactly electrifying.

    Stephanie Zacharek — Salon.com

  • Undoubtedly, Hannah Montana: The Movie will appeal to Cyrus' core audience, but the chances of this sanitized, prepackaged effort expanding her fan base is about nil.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

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