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  • 50
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    While its theme of youthful empowerment inevitably strikes an emotional chord, the film never manages to achieve any dramatic steam, plodding along in mildly diverting but essentially bland fashion. show more

  • 50
    RogerEbert.com

    Standing Up is mainly an exercise in personality development for Grace, raising her self-esteem, and giving her confidence. show more

  • 60
    Peter Debruge Variety

    Director D.J. Caruso offers a practical solution to the issue of adolescent bullying, as its two young protags respond to a case of vicious hazing not with despair or retaliation, but through teamwork and character-building. show more

  • 40
    Village Voice

    The execution lacks the whimsical charm and nuance of similarly plotted Moonrise Kingdom as well as the power and clarity of 2011 documentary Bully. show more

  • 30
    Los Angeles Times

    It's unclear who this blandly titled drama is aimed at — devoid as it is of humor or any real hazard and lacking the provocative undertones of its source material. show more

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