• R, 1 hr. 49 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Christopher Cain
    In Theaters:
    Sep 18, 1987 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 30, 2002
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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The Principal Reviews

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

I'd like to see Morgan Freeman take over THIS school.

| Original Score: 3/5

March 15, 2008
Douglas Pratt
DVDLaser

James Belushi is great in The Principal, whether he is giving a speech, throwing out a one-liner, or just raising an eyebrow.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 14, 2007
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

An arresting drama starring likable Jim Belushi as an antihero principal trying to clean up a violent, drug-infested high school. Won't be a favorite of ACLU members.

| Original Score: 3/5

October 9, 2005
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Bypasses heart-warming stuff completely, going instead for macho yelling and simple two-word slogans. Class dismissed.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 63/100

December 31, 2002
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Violent, but still darkly humorous, Christopher Cain's "The Principal" takes the old 'new teacher comes to rough high school and takes out the garbage' theme and adds Belushi's renowned sense of wit and likeability.

September 17, 2002
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 1/5

March 9, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

| Original Score: 2/5

November 19, 2004
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

| Original Score: 3/5

April 1, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 2/5

August 22, 2003
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Walter Goodman
New York Times
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May 21, 2003
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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January 1, 2000
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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