The Cheetah Girls (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Cheetah Girls (2003)




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Based on the popular series of children's books by Deborah Gregory, the made-for-cable The Cheetah Girls is all about four teenage girlfriends, all from different ethnic and economic backgrounds, all attending a Manhattan high school specializing in fashion design. The foursome includes the unofficial leader, Galleria Garibaldi (Raven) and her pals Dorinda (Sabrina Bryan) and Chanel (Adrienne Bailon), as well as comparative newcomer Aqua (Kiely Williams). Aspiring to pop-music stardom, the quartet forms a girl group, whereupon they attract the interest of music teacher (and former disco queen) Drinka Champagne (Sandra Caldwell) -- who, in turn, refers the girls to Jackal Johnson (Vincent Corazza), a charming but duplicitous producer for Def Duck Records. Sensing that the Cheeta Girls' first taste of showbiz success will degenerate into exploitation and backstabbing, Galleria's mom, ex-model Dorothea (Lynn Whitfield), tries to save her daughter and friends from the cruelties of life in the fast lane. The Cheetah Girls debuted August 15, 2003, on the Disney Channel.

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as Galleria Garibaldi
Lynn Whitfield
as Dorothea Garibaldi
Sabrina Bryan
as Dorinda Thomas
Sandra Caldwell
as Drinka Champagne
Shane Daly
as Police Officer
Enis Esmer
as Stand-Up Comic
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Critic Reviews for The Cheetah Girls

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

This upbeat film makes suspension of disbelief a mite difficult. But the attractive melting-pot cast, the emphasis on character-building and respect for oneself and others, the clothes, the songs, the clothes are simply "cheetah-licious."

September 11, 2019 | Full Review…

[The Cheetah Girls] aspires to be a culturally diverse morality lesson disguised as musical fantasy. Instead, it's a diva training film with a plot about as memorable as a Kelly Clarkson pic.

September 11, 2019 | Full Review…
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In the long run, the music is more memorable than the movie itself, but it's a pleasant reminder of a simpler past. I'll still bump "Girl Power" every now and then.

November 24, 2019 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

I think that's one of the reasons why I enjoyed the music as a kid so much, and watching the film now again as a young adult, I realized how inspirational and powerful these lyrics were.

September 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Despite the overly sappy and ridiculous ending, this is a pleasant way for preteens and teens to spend a Friday evening. The absolute worst that could come of this is that viewers may start saying, "cheetah-licious."

September 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Singers celebrate diversity and independence.

December 18, 2010 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Cheetah Girls


Bradley Wright
Bradley Wright

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Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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A lot of terrible actng, terrible dialogue, far too many 'feel good' scenes, and just a flat out waste of time for kids and adults alike.

Dillon Lupky
Dillon Lupky

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