From The Dispatch:
It is an unexpectedly sophisticated and astute drama as much as a rousing musical celebration. The music is stellar, featuring one of the best soundtracks of the year, the highlight of which is the gorgeous "Someone to Fall Back On," which is the best original song I've heard in any film this year. The best word to describe "Bandslam" is "fun." It's better than probably 90 percent of most of the junk that is routinely foisted on the teen audience, and it actually has the gall to be smart and funny at the same time. It is, for me, the surprise of the summer, and one of the year's overlooked gems.Click here to read my full review.