The film deals with that whole story behind teenager Will who seems to have no good place to live. Will decides to move to a different location and a different town as he tries to be a new rock band. Now, they seem to realize their dreams and compete against the best in the biggest event of the year and in their lives.
Bandslam is hardly the definition of a great movie, but it is pleasant and bright and doesn't insult its audience's intelligence. And that's as rare and welcome as a well-crafted three-minute pop song.
Sacramento News & Review
August 20, 2009
The music is the movie's best feature, but even that's not much...
Bandslam consistently exceeds current teen-flick standards thanks to its snarky humour, its strong musical sequences and its ability to convey the excitement the characters feel both about performing and forming new friendships.