High School (2012)
Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 52
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 38
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Average Rating: 4/10
Critic Reviews: 17
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 15
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The day after soon-to-be valedictorian Henry Burke (Matt Bush) takes a hit of the chronic for the first time, his school principal (Michael Chiklis) institutes a zero tolerance drug policy and administers a mandatory drug test for all students. Henry has two options: fail and lose his college scholarship, or team up with his stoner friend Breaux (Sean Marquette) to beat the system. They steal a high powered ganja from law student-turned-drug-dealer Psycho Ed (Adrien Brody) and spike the school's
Jun 1, 2012 Limited
Sep 4, 2012
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John Stalberg, Jr.
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I'm betting director John Stalberg Jr. also debated calling it "Bake Sale," revolving as it does around the mass-dosing of the student body with pot brownies.
The only good news for everyone involved: The worst moment in your career is surely behind you.
It's a bit crude, a lot illogical and you might have to be in a certain state of mind to enjoy a film this silly.
High School definitely won't be everyone's flavor of pot comedy, but it's certainly a fun trip and a clever spin on the genre.
Surprisingly solid and funny... It's rare for a stoner comedy to have so much ambition.
A hot mess whose sub-par direction mostly neutralizes its fantastic comedic premise. High School is a willfully 'stupid' stoner comedy, yes, but it also illustrates the gap between stupid done right and merely indulged too far.
HIGH School isn't exactly Harold and Kumar-level genius, but it is worth the legal risk.
While the movie is insistently unfunny, it's almost tragic how badly director John Stalberg Jr. fumbles the potential for a wacked-out farce, refusing to let loose with the boys as they scramble to maintain order.
Low-key but amiable comedy, which borrows from many other movies, but still has its own spirit.
One of the broadest, silliest (yet somehow still endearing) stoner comedies in a while, indulging the adult members of the cast with particular gusto.
High School suffers from an increasingly stagnant, wheel-spinning midsection that triggers its transformation from passable comedy to interminable disaster.
Quickly grows old with no likable characters or anything else, much less genuine wit or humor, to engage.
It's about a 'high' school, and once you've gotten that you've pretty much figured out this stoner comedy.
W're left with poorly reasoned scenes and storylines that dangle like a pothead's unfinished sentences.
Might look better through a haze of the right kind of smoke. But unassisted it's just too sloppy and puerile to be more than sporadically funny.
Audience Reviews for High School
- Psycho Ed: What?
- Henry Burke: Hmm?
- Psycho Ed: That's the alarm.
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