• 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

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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A stoner comedy with a slightly musty vintage aroma.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

June 8, 2012
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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High School sucks harder than it blows.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

June 7, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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If it ever opens at a theater near you, remember: Just say no.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

June 1, 2012
Sara Stewart
New York Post
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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.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 1.5/4

June 1, 2012
Rafer Guzman
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The only good news for everyone involved: The worst moment in your career is surely behind you.

Full Review Source: Newsday

June 1, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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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.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C+

June 1, 2012
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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Surely this could be a fine premise for an entertaining stoner flick. It isn't.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

May 31, 2012
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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Once the plot has sprung into action, "High School" is a bumpy ride that takes a few amusing dives but never coheres into anything special.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

May 31, 2012
Scott Bowles
USA Today
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Somehow, High, directed by newcomer John Stalberg, lured serious talent, including Adrien Brody, Colin Hanks and Michael Chiklis. Even odder: They're the worst actors of the bunch.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 31, 2012
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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Lacking real kick, "High School" winds up as irksome as a bag of ditch weed and as lame as the pun of the film's title.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

May 31, 2012
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Brody's performance won't earn him a Oscar to place next to the one he earned for The Pianist nine years ago, but it's the only thing that makes High School marginally worth catching.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 31, 2012
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
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A silly stoner comedy boosted by a few unexpected tweaks, John Stalberg's debut is more notable for its enthusiasm than its originality.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

May 31, 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
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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Can audiences who've seen the Harold & Kumar films and watched Method Man and Redman smoke John Quincy Adams' bones in How High settle for so little?

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D

May 31, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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"High School" is a pun. Get it? This is one of those stoner comedies that may be funny if you're high - but if not, not.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

May 31, 2012
Andrew Schenker
Village Voice
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There's a certain relentlessness to the film's stoned vibe that gets under your skin, but it's far from enough to make up for the project's dreary mirthlessness.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 29, 2012
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Spurts of loony inspiration aside -- Chiklis rivals Animal House's Dean Wormer for pure hissable self-righteousness -- this is mostly all reefer, no madness.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 2/5

May 29, 2012
Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter
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A sophomoric comedy with honor-roll style and smarts.

July 6, 2010
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