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Night School Reviews

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January 1, 2019
Unlike Hart's other high-concept comedies, there is simply not enough laughs or character development to give Night School a passing grade.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 21, 2018
The film's messages of never giving up and working hard to triumph over adversity are good life lessons but are buried under a bland, unfunny, generic shell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 23, 2018
The energy and laughs of this low-brow comedy come from the upbeat banter between the irrepressible Kevin Hart and the splendid Tiffany Haddish.
November 4, 2018
Any film that celebrates the value of education and its ability to improve one's prospects deserves major kudos. Kevin Hart has a huge black audience in the US so it seems he's keen to work in some positive messaging amidst all the pratfalls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 2, 2018
If I were to attend to a night school such as the one portrayed in this film, I would be down on my knees, pleading until my throat bleeds to be expelled from the class, because Night School is one of the most insufferable comedies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 27, 2018
Ultimately, Night School's biggest crime is how bland it is. It's difficult to care about anything that happens, because the jokes are so flat, the characters so dull.
October 25, 2018
Overall, Night School is full to the brim of gags and goofy antics but a lack of empathy for the characters whose motivations are inconsistent and sometimes flawed means that the comedy is not always effective.
October 25, 2018
It's a pairing that on paper should have created comedic fireworks. Unfortunately, those sparks never come to fruition.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 16, 2018
Hart and Haddish have comedic chemistry though, easily seen (and laughed at) when the two cap on each other through the first act of Night School, before Teddy embraced hard work under her tutelage.
October 13, 2018
...a seriously misguided contemporary comedy that seems unlikely to appeal even to Hart and Haddish's fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 11, 2018
To say that there is tension between Teddy and his teacher is an understatement. It's comedic war, to be frank, with an ensemble of students who all have their own brand of powerful comedy.
October 10, 2018
Even Hart is better than this. But neither he nor Haddish have the ability to save what's in front of them. While I give them credit for trying their hardest, it's still not enough to pass the test.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 10, 2018
Night School is a complete waste of time of the people who made it and the people who are unlucky enough to watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 10, 2018
Somehow its underlying goofy energy and positive message about the importance of education and second chances should leave viewers feeling entertained if they're not expecting high art.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 9, 2018
Instead of a fun laugh riot, we got a total dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 9, 2018
Overlong, under-funny... An exhausting series of pointless contrivances... Wants the characters to be Real People without doing the work to make their personalities and motivations more than one-dimensional.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
October 8, 2018
With six writers (including Hart) and Malcolm D. Lee's call-action-and-step-next-door-for-coffee direction, the movie can hardly help being what it is: a half-baked, disconnected parade of gags and undeveloped episode ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 7, 2018
Kevin Hart has been better. Tiffany Haddish has been better. Night School should have been better.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 5, 2018
Some remedial screenwriting courses might be in order for the creators of this comedy that mostly squanders the high-profile pairing of Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish.
October 5, 2018
As a combination of faintly rude jokes and schmaltzy sentiments, Malcolm D Lee's film is carefully calculated. In the process, though, they didn't manage to make it funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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