High School Reviews

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
September 26, 2012
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Witney Seibold
CraveOnline
August 25, 2012
Surprisingly solid and funny... It's rare for a stoner comedy to have so much ambition.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Katey Rich
CinemaBlend.com
June 14, 2012
HIGH School isn't exactly Harold and Kumar-level genius, but it is worth the legal risk.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
June 8, 2012
Low-key but amiable comedy, which borrows from many other movies, but still has its own spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
June 8, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Barbara VanDenburgh
Arizona Republic
May 31, 2012
It's exactly what it appears to be: a funny-enough stoner comedy with a likable cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
May 29, 2012
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 | Original Score: 7/10
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 28, 2012
[VIDEO ESSAY] Stoner-friendly B-movies don't come much closer to producing a contact high than this dastardly little comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
May 26, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3.5/5
Top Critic
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
July 6, 2010
A sophomoric comedy with honor-roll style and smarts.
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
April 14, 2010
A stoner comedy worthy of being mentioned in the same paragraph as both Dazed and Confused and the great John Hughes.
Scott Weinberg
Cinematical
April 6, 2010
Coasts over its missteps and succeeds on equal parts quick humor, likable characters, and pure energy. Oh, and weed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
February 7, 2010
Despite its stoner credentials, High School thrives on speed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 1, 2010
destined to take its place among classics like HALF-BAKED and UP IN SMOKE
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
July 6, 2012
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 | Original Score: D+
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
June 13, 2012
After an amusing start, this film seems to forget it's a pot comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 13, 2012
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 | Original Score: D
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
June 8, 2012
Starts with a viable premise, then veers off into something more mundane.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jake Mulligan
Boston Phoenix
June 8, 2012
A pot comedy that won't reward even the most easily satisfied stoner.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
June 8, 2012
High School suffers from an increasingly stagnant, wheel-spinning midsection that triggers its transformation from passable comedy to interminable disaster.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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