Jem and the Holograms Reviews

July 17, 2019
Jem is honest enough in its aims that the sacrilegious divergence from the original material can almost be forgiven.
October 31, 2018
This may not be the film adaptation of the cartoon that the fans wanted...but even so, it is still very true to the heart of what made Jem so special.
August 22, 2018
"Jem and the Holograms" is a high energy, lyrical story that hits all the high notes creating a harmonic theme of positivity, creativity, and acceptance.
November 4, 2017
It's incredibly true to the show's iconography and narrative themes of female empowerment
August 1, 2017
Jem and the Holograms is a satisfyingly goofy, girl-power band movie that's totally unembarrassed by its own ridiculousness.
February 11, 2016
A highly flawed, occasionally dumb, but fascinating blast of neon, revisionist girl power, and social media wanderlust.
October 27, 2015
Though there are some light sci-fi elements, the story remains largely grounded and based in the real world, focusing on the characters rather than the spectacle.
October 23, 2015
A magpie would make right away with this thing: it's shiny, it's colorful and it's very lightweight. But it's got a message that the girls who will watch it can't hear enough: be yourself.
October 23, 2015
Jem and the Holograms is a movie about sisterhood, which is cool, and to be honest it nails a kind of easy, natural interaction between its four characters, which is one saving grace, because the movie looks pretty cheap.
October 22, 2015
Jem and the Holograms seems pleased enough with itself, to the point that audiences may be amused by it as well.
October 22, 2015
In revisiting the pop rock quest of a multiracial group of adopted sisters in suburban California, Chu has made a stylish and self-aware musical fantasy for the YouTube generation.
October 22, 2015
"Jem and the Holograms" is one of the weirdest big screen adaptations of a cheap TV cartoon that I've seen. That's praise.
October 22, 2015
Ryan Landels' script has its weak moments, but the acting of the four lead sisters is so sincere that it's hard to fault Jem and the Holograms for its big heart.
October 22, 2015
Jon M. Chu, who directed the concert doc Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, maintains a lively pace, and there's some cute business involving a robot that communicates through music.
October 22, 2015
Bright and enjoyable despite (and sometimes because of) its flaws.
October 22, 2015
This movie sure means well, and it's just entertaining enough to (slightly) slip off the shackles of the great cultural conformity factory it ultimately represents.
October 22, 2015
Even though I wish the songs themselves were stronger, there's an energy and a vibrancy to the movie that its young target audience will appreciate.