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Originally published Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 3:00 PM

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Jonas Brothers' "3D Concert Experience" seems flat

"Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience" goes behind the scenes and on stage with Nick, Joe and Kevin. The brothers put on a high-energy show, but the 3-D effects are pretty gimmicky and we don't learn much about their personalities, demons and desires.

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Movie review 1.5 stars

"Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience," a rockumentary directed by Bruce Hendricks. 75 minutes. Rated G. Several theaters.

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Someday, we may get a clue as to what makes the Jonas Brothers tick.

We may get a glimpse into the pop stars' distinct personalities and, eventually, learn about their demons and desires.

But for now, Nick, Joe and Kevin are presented as so much glossy, superficial packaging in "Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience."

Sure, there are behind-the-scenes moments wedged between the perky performances, but these moments feel self-conscious and staged.

To their credit, the Jonases put on a high-energy show at New York's Madison Square Garden — Nick does roundoff-back handsprings! — and Bruce Hendricks, who also directed last year's 3D Miley Cyrus movie, has his cameras everywhere.

Unfortunately, most of the 3-D effects are gimmicky: Joe hurls his sunglasses at the camera, and Nick flicks a guitar pick and hits us squarely between the eyes.

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