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Sky High (2005)



Critic Consensus: This highly derivative superhero coming-of-age flick is moderately entertaining, family-friendly fluff.

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An ordinary teenager finds out he's not so ordinary after all in this comedy-adventure. Will Stronghold (Michael Angarano) has his share of anxieties about starting high school, but once he arrives on campus, he discovers he's attending Sky High, a special learning facility for the children of superheroes. Will realizes his father is actually super-human crime fighter Captain Stronghold (Kurt Russell), while his mom is fellow champion Josie Jetstream (Kelly Preston). However, in Will's first few days at school, Coach Boomer (Bruce Campbell) is unable to discover any superior abilities in him, meaning that instead of joining the school's budding heroes, he's been relegated to the ranks of the lowly sidekicks. In time, Will discovers he happens to have super strength after all, but will he learn to hone his new gifts in time to fend off the bullies at school, get the girl of his dreams, and save his folks from a longtime nemesis? Sky High also features Lynda Carter, Dave Foley, and Kevin McDonald.

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Michael Angarano
as Will Stronghold
Kurt Russell
as Steve/The Commander
Kelly Preston
as Josie/Jetstream
Chris Wynne
as News Anchor
Kevin Heffernan
as Ron Wilson, Bus Driver
Kelly Vitz
as Magenta
Loren Berman
as Little Larry
as Penny
as Penny
Lynda Carter
as Principal Powers
Bruce Campbell
as Coach Boomer
Steven Strait
as Warren Peace
Cloris Leachman
as Nurse Spex
Jim Rash
as Mr. Grayson/Stitches
Dave Foley
as Mr. Boy
Kevin McDonald
as Mr. Medulla
Kimmy Brown
as Evil Twin
Tom Kenny
as Mr. Timmerman
Jill Talley
as Mrs. Timmerman
Zachry Rogers
as Young Commander
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Critic Reviews for Sky High

All Critics (131) | Top Critics (37)

Carefully pitched to be watchable by the Breakfast Club generation and their young kids.

February 11, 2006 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

While originality is hardly the film's strongest suit, its agreeable mix of knowing spoof and kid-pleasing fantasy makes it considerably more engaging than some of the 'straight' superhero blockbusters we've suffered recently.

September 18, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

My 12-year-old self would have liked this movie a lot. The 25-year-old me likes it a bit more than he cares to admit.

August 3, 2005

It's inoffensive and sports a positive 'be yourself' message that's obvious enough to be seen from space without benefit of hero-vision, but really, there's very little that's super about it.

July 31, 2005 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

Smartly written and sprightly played, Sky High satisfies with a clever commingling of spoofy superheroics, school-daze hijinks, and family friendly coming-of-age dramedy.

July 29, 2005
Top Critic

Harmless family comedy with welcomely loopy asides.

July 29, 2005 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Sky High

Yeah, it's a film for the little ones, but there's plenty in here for everyone as a kid with famous parents must find his own way in the world of high school. Innocent fun.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

For a children's film, 'Sky High' is superior than many mature superhero films made nowadays. Cool effects with a magnificent blend of CGI, well-excecuted action sequences add to what is a quality film.

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer


Comparing to the Zoom that I watched yesterday, this was really good.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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