Critic Reviews

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews
    From a pure entertainment perspective, it is arguably the most enjoyable motion picture of the season. Sky High is funny, smart, energetic, subversive, and has a few substantive things to say.
  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter
    A likable mix of laughs and wacky action sequences.
  • 80
    Ella Taylor L.A. Weekly
    Kurt Russell is adorably self-mocking as the cluelessly enthusiastic dad in his dorky superhero uniform, and even the spiffy effects lack self-importance. "The Incredibles" it ain't, but Sky High will do nicely.
  • 80
    Joe Leydon Variety
    Smartly written and sprightly played, Sky High satisfies with a clever commingling of spoofy superheroics, school-daze hijinks, and family friendly coming-of-age. dramedydramedy.
  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer
    A clever blend of the high school comedy and the superhero genre.
  • 70
    Luke Y. Thompson Dallas Observer
    The supporting cast is strong, featuring Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce Campbell, Lynda Carter, and Cloris Leachman.
  • 70
    Stephen Holden The New York Times
    This zippy Disney adventure-comedy, crammed with special effects, asks that age-old rhetorical question, "Is there life after high school?," and answers it with a cheerful "Not really."
  • 67
    Scott Brown Entertainment Weekly
    The flick is best in its bittier moments (watch for the stellar cameos), and there's nothing to trouble the tots.
  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer
    A diverting family comedy that at its best aims to be a live-action "Incredibles" and at its middling a live-action episode of "Kim Possible."
  • 60
    Washington Post
    A slight but sure-footed, live-action comic fantasy.