• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    John Stalberg
    In Theaters:
    Jun 1, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Sep 4, 2012
  • Anchor Bay Entertainment

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High School Reviews

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

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.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 7/10

September 26, 2012
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline

Surprisingly solid and funny... It's rare for a stoner comedy to have so much ambition.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 6.5/10

August 25, 2012
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com

HIGH School isn't exactly Harold and Kumar-level genius, but it is worth the legal risk.

Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com

June 14, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

Low-key but amiable comedy, which borrows from many other movies, but still has its own spirit.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

June 8, 2012
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto

One of the broadest, silliest (yet somehow still endearing) stoner comedies in a while, indulging the adult members of the cast with particular gusto.

Full Review Source: NOW Toronto | Original Score: 3/5

June 8, 2012
Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
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It's exactly what it appears to be: a funny-enough stoner comedy with a likable cast.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

May 31, 2012
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Through it all, Stalberg and company manage to create some creative visuals involving the paranoia and/or the ecstasy of being high, even if the sequences begin to blur into one hazy memory after awhile.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 7/10

May 29, 2012
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

[VIDEO ESSAY] Stoner-friendly B-movies don't come much closer to producing a contact high than this dastardly little comedy.

Full Review Source: ColeSmithey.com | Original Score: B-

May 28, 2012
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Yes, the drugs-can-be-fun message is somewhat questionable, but sharp writing and a thoroughly engaging cast makes it great fun to watch.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 26, 2011
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
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A sophomoric comedy with honor-roll style and smarts.

July 6, 2010
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

A stoner comedy worthy of being mentioned in the same paragraph as both Dazed and Confused and the great John Hughes.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects

April 14, 2010
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical

Coasts over its missteps and succeeds on equal parts quick humor, likable characters, and pure energy. Oh, and weed.

Full Review Source: Cinematical | Original Score: 3/5

April 6, 2010
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Despite its stoner credentials, High School thrives on speed.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 4/5

February 7, 2010
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

destined to take its place among classics like HALF-BAKED and UP IN SMOKE

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 8/10

February 1, 2010
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness

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.

Full Review Source: Shared Darkness | Original Score: D+

July 6, 2012
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

After an amusing start, this film seems to forget it's a pot comedy.

Full Review Source: The Scorecard Review | Original Score: 4/10

June 13, 2012
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

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.

Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com | Original Score: D

June 13, 2012
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Starts with a viable premise, then veers off into something more mundane.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

June 8, 2012
Jake Mulligan
Boston Phoenix

A pot comedy that won't reward even the most easily satisfied stoner.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 8, 2012
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

High School suffers from an increasingly stagnant, wheel-spinning midsection that triggers its transformation from passable comedy to interminable disaster.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 8, 2012
Gabe Toro
The Playlist
June 2, 2012
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