50

Los Angeles Times

Relentlessly inoffensive, innocuous and vacuous, From Justin to Kelly is nowhere near as bad as its pre-release publicity would suggest.
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The music is lavishly overproduced pop pablum of the first order, and there's a deeply shallow irony in the fact the film's most memorable tune, KC and the Sunshine Band's 28-year-old "That's the Way I Like It," is easily twice the age of its target audience.
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40

L.A. Weekly

By Chuck Wilson
Full of gumption, Clarkson and Guarini soldier on, seemingy unaware that the perfectly adequate singing voices that brought them to the big screen are being drowned out, on a half-dozen same-sounding songs, by an overlayered backup group.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Arguably the most insipid movie released so far this century.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

In this frothy beach movie, they make pop-music lite together but create an utterly unconvincing romantic couple, seeming more like siblings or best friends. From Ruben to Clay might work better.
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25

Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
A feather-light musical rushed into production to capitalize on American Idol-frenzy, is nothing more than an excuse to give the two leads several musical numbers, a la those Frankie Avalon-Annette Funicello "Beach Blanket Bingo" movies, and with just about the same amount of substance, too.
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10

Film Threat

By Michael Dequina
Just one of those films, a bottomless well of snark fodder that may come and go in theatres but will surely be spun innumerable times on DVD at parties in the years to come.
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0

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
They have the chemistry of step-siblings, so a movie that has them make out is, as the one of the few girls in the theater exclaimed, "so gross."
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0

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
More than awful, more than dreadful, and easily the worst beach movie ever made.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's like ''Grease: The Next Generation'' acted out by the food-court staff at SeaWorld.
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14 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
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