Tween Academy: Class of 2012

Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.25 (8 ratings)

Genre: Drama

Director: Mark Reyes

Writer: Kit Villanueva-Langit

Cast: Barbie Forteza, Bea Binene, Jake Angelo Vargas, Joshua Dionisio, Derick Monasterio, Elmo Magalona, Joyce Ching, Kristofer Martin, Lexi Fernandez, Louise delos Reyes

Synopsis: Three best friends set out to become popular in their school. In trying to do so, they encounter the rites of passage of young people: falling in and out of love, and learning what it means to grow up. (From Click the City)

Running time: 115 mins.



3.0          Mario Bautista (Showbiz Portal)

“In fairness to the tween stars, they all perform their parts well. Standouts among the girls are Barbie and Bea, who can also both act creditably.” (Read full review)

3.0          Taking a Break

“This is a good first film for many of the cast members. It’s something light and fun enough to be supported by the coveted “tweens” market, but it’s also dramatic enough that you don’t feel cheated at the end of the film.” (Read full review)

2.5          Abby Mendoza (PEP)

“The storyline, as it makes twists and turns in the lives of all twelve tweens, feels contrived because of the subplots. There are also guest appearances… that might distract viewers from the main focus of the film. The movie could actually stand on its own as it genuinely wants to reach out to young adults.” (Read full review)

2.5         Carl Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“For what it was, I kinda enjoyed the cheesiness and corniness and outlandishness of this film.  It was a bad film, but there was something charming about the film.” (Read full review)

1.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“It feels like no one involved in the production has ever really been around young people, and has crafted this facsimile completely through rumor and conjecture. High school films tend to feel familiar. This one doesn’t even come close.” (Read full review)

1.5          Richard Bolisay (Lilok Pelikula)

“The kids from Tween Academy seem to have more problems than the people in Africa; they are so oblivious to the matters of the world that they create problems of their own. But why should they care? They got their laptops, mobile phones, Internet connection, and cute crushes to keep them busy.” (Read full review)

1.0          Cathy Peña (Make Me Blush)

“In what could be the year’s most disjointed narrative, the movie flagrantly displays the inadequacies and mediocre vision of its director, in a subject matter that he blindly maneuvers.” (Read full review)


3.0          Don Jaucian (Cinephiles)

“Surprisingly entertaining. Unintentionally funny.”


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