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High School High Reviews

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½ January 22, 2013
While better than all the modern day David Zucker films, this is still atrociously unfunny. But at least the writing is half-@$$ed. When you see enough crappy comedies you're a little happy to see throwaway jokes actually affect the plot somewhat. Jon Lovitz is still highly underrated. But director Hart Bochner's PCU is far and away better than this turkey.
½ December 31, 2012
Love it. It's hilarious.
½ December 7, 2012
November 12, 2012
This movie is way better than I remember it being.
½ November 4, 2012
Its silly and dumb but its got that Zucker type humor that you can't help but chuckle at.
August 3, 2012
Wasn't as stupid as I thought it would be. Some amusing jokes.
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
½ 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...
January 15, 2012
love this movie, ridiculously funny. lovitz is awesome and hilarious. damn this is a riot
½ December 25, 2011
A really subpar parody film. This came out just after "Dangerous Minds" and it was a parody of it in the likes of Naked Gun but it was stupidly done.
Super Reviewer
½ December 12, 2011
pretty good, but had some loose scenes. besides that it was special!
½ October 12, 2011
Often overlooked, this spoof movie has so many classic spots and lines that I still refer to on a regular basis.
½ September 4, 2011
Richard Clark: Why are you late?
Student: Because the bell rang before I got here.
½ July 18, 2011
Pretty stupid farce of the "Teacher doing good" films, but there are some laugh out loud moments. Jon Lovitz is perfect in the lead role. His dry, dumbwitter humour works perfectly. Enjoyable for the most part, but beware that it is a dumb comedy and nothing more
July 11, 2011
A funny Dangerous Minds spoof. View count so far: 3
½ June 17, 2011
Over the top but at times hilarious.
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