• PG-13, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Hart Bochner
    In Theaters:
    Oct 25, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 31, 1998
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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High School High Reviews

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February 13, 2010
(First viewing - Late teen years)
January 2, 2014
Lessens on jokes (11, 13) TO OWN, ON CRACKLE?
November 14, 2013
Funny & entertainng. Poor Richard.
July 14, 2013
pretty poor spoof movie of high school gang films. a step above modern crap but still far from the best stuff like airplane and naked gun. a few quality gags surrounded by a lot of misses
June 9, 2007
This is a great spoof on the super-serious genre of movies that were popular in the early 90s about life in the hood and underprivileged inner city schools. Writers David Zucker and Pat Proft (Airplane and Naked Gun) effectively establish wall to wall humor that makes spoof movies like this work so well. A lot of time and attention went into the details and dialogue to make sure there is always a joke present or often of multiple funny things going on at once. There are enough minor things going on in background and smaller lines that are really funny, making this fun to watch over and over again. John Lovitz is excellent; his half serious but still lovably goofy delivery is perfect for this brand of humor. In the midst of the ridiculous and exaggerated gags there are some moments that make interesting comments or observations on the differences in cultures and may even make you think. The only thing holding it back is how the back end gets a little serious and caught up in too deep of a plot for a comedy, but it does right the ship and ends well. There is a lot of material crammed into one comedy and while many of the references may not age well and it connected with me and I loved it.
May 23, 2013
Entertaining if very hit-and-miss.
March 16, 2013
It gives spoof movies a bad name!
February 23, 2009
The plot is awful and plays out like one long and very offensive madTV sketch but simply in terms of entertainment, I thought it was hysterical
February 16, 2013
Un de mes films NOSTALGIE préféré ! :)
December 7, 2012
November 12, 2012
This movie is way better than I remember it being.
November 4, 2012
Its silly and dumb but its got that Zucker type humor that you can't help but chuckle at.
August 2, 2012
One of the rare movies I can count on, when someone asks me "what's a funny movie"... tonight was a re-watch.

Super Reviewer

July 2, 2012
Decent comedy, but never anything good, High School High is a fairly forgettable comedy film that uses stereotypes to create its humor. The film manages to be fun, but is never good because the script is poorly constructed and the gags get tiresome after a while. With that said, this film doesn't withstand multiple viewings. This is the type of comedy that doesn't stand the test of time. Most of the jokes here aren't that funny to begin with, and what is supposed to pass a humor, just isn't that funny to begin with. Overall this is a fun film with minor laughs throughout, but is never anything great. This film is quite forgettable in the long run, and it doesn't have the qualities necessary to be a very good comedy. As a whole, it's a decent film, but relies too much on stereotypes which just becomes tiresome. This film could have been much better and it had a good idea for its plot, but like I said too many stereotypes cloud this one from being a good. Memorable comedy and it just ends up being a decent film with a few laughs. Nonetheless it's a fun film, but is not that good. If you're looking for a decent comedy with minor laughs, then this is a must see. However keep in mind that this film is never anything good, simply a decent film. The film had potential of being much better than this, as it stands, it's funny, but lacks anything really memorable. This is the type of comedy to watch if you have nothing else better to do. Not a bad film, but not that good either. This film could have been much better.
April 9, 2012
In the genre of stupid spoofs, this one takes the cake....
January 16, 2012
Co-written and produced by David Zucker, who was looking for something else to spoof after The Naked Gun films were over with, he looked to the cinematic sub-genre of inspirational teachers films, like Stand and Deliver (1986) and Dangerous Minds (1995). Some gags work, some don't. This has successful teacher Richard Clark (Jon Lovitz) who works for the successful and prestigious Wellington Academy being given an offer to work for Marion Barry High School. It seems like the chance of a life time, but Richard's father Thaddeus Clark (John Neville) isn't happy about Richard's choice. It turns out to be a school in the ghetto of South Central Los Angeles, in the slums with multi-racial pupils, mostly black, it has metal detectors at the door and violence in the corridors, but Richard soon settles in and tries to get the best out of the students there. He tries to woo fellow teacher Victoria Chapell (Tia Carrere), who see's the good in Richard and what he's trying to do for the students, but Richard is at loggerheads with Principal Evelyn Doyle (Louise Fletcher), who believes in violent dicipline. It does have some good gags, but nothing really memorable, although Lovitz does make a likeable, funny lead. But it is a premonition of things to come with the Scary Movie films and all that...
Joseph E

Super Reviewer

April 11, 2007
pretty good, but had some loose scenes. besides that it was special!
June 2, 2007
Richard Clark: Why are you late?
Student: Because the bell rang before I got here.
January 3, 2011
A funny Dangerous Minds spoof. View count so far: 3
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