Reviews

  • Jan 06, 2015

    Ah, what happened to the good ole days when kids would simply cheat on their homework and get ahead in the world? Now they're out there robbing people, getting mixed up in the law, and ruining their futures! I'm being sarcastic, of course, because High School Big Shot is not a docudrama of any kind. It's just another bland 'teenager gone wild' movie, one of which was made during a time when these types of movies were being cranked out with low budgets all the time for the drive-ins. It's not a good movie at all, and it deserves the obscurity it has fallen into really. The only thing of note about it is that it was featured on any episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Otherwise, this one is instantly skippable. You'll probably forget I even wrote this.

    Ah, what happened to the good ole days when kids would simply cheat on their homework and get ahead in the world? Now they're out there robbing people, getting mixed up in the law, and ruining their futures! I'm being sarcastic, of course, because High School Big Shot is not a docudrama of any kind. It's just another bland 'teenager gone wild' movie, one of which was made during a time when these types of movies were being cranked out with low budgets all the time for the drive-ins. It's not a good movie at all, and it deserves the obscurity it has fallen into really. The only thing of note about it is that it was featured on any episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Otherwise, this one is instantly skippable. You'll probably forget I even wrote this.

  • Aug 04, 2011

    Hilariously bad, but not really that bad. (At least not compared to the usual MST3K fodder.)

    Hilariously bad, but not really that bad. (At least not compared to the usual MST3K fodder.)

  • Dec 19, 2009

    This rating is for the MST3000 version. Thought I thought the movie was pretty decent within itself. The ending was just nuts. This is one of the funnier riffs of a B&W movie by the MST3000 crew and the short they riff before this was pretty good to boot. Was on IMDB and it's kinda sad the star of this movie died before it's release. Looks like the guy did about 20 movies and TV shoes in a two year span 57-58. This movie came out in 59. Looks like the guy died in 58 at the age of 26, wish they woulda said how, wondering if it was suicide or something. All and all that's a lot of movies and tv shows in 2 years, check his imdb.

    This rating is for the MST3000 version. Thought I thought the movie was pretty decent within itself. The ending was just nuts. This is one of the funnier riffs of a B&W movie by the MST3000 crew and the short they riff before this was pretty good to boot. Was on IMDB and it's kinda sad the star of this movie died before it's release. Looks like the guy did about 20 movies and TV shoes in a two year span 57-58. This movie came out in 59. Looks like the guy died in 58 at the age of 26, wish they woulda said how, wondering if it was suicide or something. All and all that's a lot of movies and tv shows in 2 years, check his imdb.

  • Nov 02, 2009

    This rating is for the MST3000 version. Thought I thought the movie was pretty decent within itself. The ending was just nuts. This is one of the funnier riffs of a B&W movie by the MST3000 crew and the short they riff before this was pretty good to boot. Was on IMDB and it's kinda sad the star of this movie died before it's release. Looks like the guy did about 20 movies and TV shoes in a two year span 57-58. This movie came out in 59. Looks like the guy died in 58 at the age of 26, wish they woulda said how, wondering if it was suicide or something. All and all that's a lot of movies and tv shows in 2 years, check his imdb.

    This rating is for the MST3000 version. Thought I thought the movie was pretty decent within itself. The ending was just nuts. This is one of the funnier riffs of a B&W movie by the MST3000 crew and the short they riff before this was pretty good to boot. Was on IMDB and it's kinda sad the star of this movie died before it's release. Looks like the guy did about 20 movies and TV shoes in a two year span 57-58. This movie came out in 59. Looks like the guy died in 58 at the age of 26, wish they woulda said how, wondering if it was suicide or something. All and all that's a lot of movies and tv shows in 2 years, check his imdb.

  • Mar 25, 2009

    This film isn't that bad... but it's not that good either. Some aspects of the film (e.g. the safecracker character, the rocky father-son relationship, etc.) are reminiscent of the more recent film "Blood and Wine".

    This film isn't that bad... but it's not that good either. Some aspects of the film (e.g. the safecracker character, the rocky father-son relationship, etc.) are reminiscent of the more recent film "Blood and Wine".