Box art for Hannah Montana - The Movie

Hannah Montana - The Movie

  • Rated G

children & family


Get ready to be dazzled by Disney's big-screen smash hit - Hannah Montana The Movie - filled with laughs, adventure, family fun and fabulous music!

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    44%
  • Audience Score
    66%

common sense

ON for kids age 8
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
0 out of 5
Language
1 out of 5
Positive messages
3 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
2 out of 5
Violence & scariness
1 out of 5

Hannah's music and Miley's romance are sure to wow tweens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that Miley Cyrus' legions of tween fans will be dying to see this big-screen comedy based on Disney's hit TV show. Like the small-screen version, the movie is upbeat and perfectly G rated ... if yet another marketing tool in Hannah's merchandise-rich world. The sexuality is completely innocent -- flirting, slow dancing, conversations about relationships, and three really short kisses -- and there's no language, drinking, or smoking. Expect frequent physical comedy (pratfalls, getting hit with a ball, bitten by an animal, etc.) and one scene in which Hannah and Tyra Banks fight over a pair of shoes.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's messages. What does Miley/Hannah learn about family and herself? Do you think she's a good role model? Why or why not? Does your answer change depending on whether she's being Hannah or Miley?
  • Why do you think Hannah is so popular? Do kids really love the show for itself, or are they caught up in the Miley/Hannah phenomenon and marketing messages? Do you think Cyrus will be as successful once she steps out from under her Hannah wig?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Aside from a few cameos and a big benefit concert to save her hometown from evil land developers, there's nothing really that makes the movie stand out from the TV show.

- Ben Lyons, At the Movies, Monday, April 13, 2009

Rotten: The bottom line is that I don't think you are going to care.

- Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies, Monday, April 13, 2009

Rotten: ...More bittersweet, even melancholy, than it has any right to be.

- Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

I Absolutely loved it, im a huge fan of the series anyway and i love the film! I think this film was a good way of gettting rid of her childness and prove that she has grown up since the start of hannah montana, i think it shows you that she's Miley cyrus and no one else and its brilliant! Its still got the reat humour as the series and then all the problems she encounters but unlike the series it has more meaning and seriuosness i swear i nearly cried a few times as it did tear at the heart strings! Fantastic music and taylor swift gust stars! The Hoedown dance is bloody fantastic and so catchy! Its about miley going to tennesse but wanting to be in new york but as tim goes by she realises that its hard trying to live both worlds and isnt shore any more whether she wants to be ahnnah anymore ! This is a good movie not just for children at 16yrs i loved it!!

- FiLmCrAzY, Saturday, May 16, 2009

3 stars

OK.. I had no interest in seeing this movie what so ever. But I have an eleven yr old niece I take care of who is a huge fan. I know I am gonna sound like a bad Aunt, but I refused to go to the theater and see this movie. I didn't think I could set through it.. But after weeks of her begging me to rent it or buy it I decided to rent it.. lol.. I can't believe I am gonna say this, but it wasn't awful as I had thought it would be. It was funny actually. I will end up buying it for her.. I am not that mean.. But I didn't wanna waste my money..lol.. So there.. I watched it and lived to talk about it..LOL..

- LWOODS04, Saturday, August 29, 2009

2 stars

This one's dedicated to two people. Little Miss Edwards, who loves Ms Montana, and a certain Flixter friend - who shall remain nameless for fear of being tainted (Or maybe he's just a closet fan??) The premise of Hanna Montana is utterly preposterous - that all this girl needs to do is put on a blonde wig and no-one, including those closest to her, will know it's her? (even the dumb lug in a cowboy hat who falls for her). Though, to be fair, it?s certainly no less credible than Bruce Wayne or, even more so, Clarke Kent - who only has to slick his hair and remove his glasses and even Lois doesn't know him?! But maybe it's just because those stories are for the boys? Granted the characters are annoying beyond belief , the songs are the equivalent of someone screaming "LaLaLaLa!" down your lugholes for 90 minutes and the fictional alter ego creation, Hanna Montana, really doesn't cut the mustard as a stage presence at all. But it really isn't THE most awful thing I have had to endure on the screen. And (gulp) Miley Cyrus is actually almost likable (give her a few years and she may even have 'something'!). Either way, it was all worth it for the fun of seeing all the 6-10 year olds getting up and headbanging along to the songs - especially Little Miss E. Trashing this one really would feel like turning the music off at a school disco. Anyway, maybe it's in my genes but I have to admit to having a bit of a closet glee that kids are getting into musicals again. And Hanna Montana is harmless fun. But don't expect me to sign up to the Zac Efron fan club just yet

- McKittrick, Sunday, November 29, 2009