Fans will love it; adults sensitive to high-decibel squeals should drop the kids off and then go home to watch their old New Kids on the Block videos.
—Leah Rozen People
...best to watch with an audience overwhelmingly populated by girls and young women, all of them on their feet singing lyrics like ''Oooh, this is an S.O.S.,'' and squealing every time one of the wildly popular teen-bait hotties mugs for the restless camera.
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
...gets one star from me for the admirable brevity of its running time and another for the definite article in its title, seemingly an implicit promise that there will be no sequel.
—Kyle Smith New York Post
...a three-dimensional free-for-all designed for teen fans.
—Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times
...a tepid rock doc.
—Matt Stevens E!
...awkwardly stitched together from candy-gloss arena concert footage and somewhat grimier-looking backstage/limo/hotel room moments.
—Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune
...appears destined to rock female tweeners' socks off.
—Nick Schager Slant Magazine
...isn't a movie so much as a devotional object, a kind of secular fetish designed to induce rapture.
—Nathan Lee New York Times
...here's a dose of America's favorite soft-serve rockers for the local pubescents. Between 3-D concert clips, the Jonas boys gallivant about Manhattan; thank this movie for NYU's horrible incoming freshmen girls, circa 2016.
—Nick Pinkerton Village Voice
...connoisseurs of camp will thrill to the throbbing 3D phallic symbolism when the boys thrust their hoses (the rubber kind used for garden work) right through the screen and spray their squealing audience with jizzy white foam. I've said enough. You're on your own.
—Peter Travers Rolling Stone