• 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

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

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

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
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

[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

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

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

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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