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High School (2012)

High School

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

June 01, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

99 min.

Studio

Anchor Bay Entertainment

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

John Stalberg

Producer

Warren Zide, Raymond J. Markovich, Arcadiy Golubovich

Screenwriter

John Stalberg, Stephen Susco, Erik Linthorst

Starring

Story


So it's the end of the school year, and smarmy Principal Gordon (Michael Chiklis) has suddenly instituted a zero-tolerance crusade against his nemesis, the reviled marijuana. A mandatory drug test for all students is to be administered, failure of which will result in immediate expulsion. Normally, this would be of no consequence to straight-arrow valedictorian Henry Burke, except he just tried ganja for the very first time. With his college scholarship hanging in the balance, Burke begrudgingly teams up with charismatic pothead Travis Breaux to do the only thing they can think of to neutralize this threat-get the entire student body stoned.

In his debut feature, director/cowriter John Stalberg Jr. percolates his deliriously manic narrative with sparkling energy and deviant characters, joyously ramming his protagonists deeper and deeper into frenzied chaos. HIGH school paints its slacker wit with lush broad strokes, firmly accomplishing the conclusive stoner fantasia run hilariously amuck.

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Poster of Anchor Bay Entertainment's High School (2012)
Poster of Anchor Bay Entertainment's High School (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..here, though, the plot, like the humor, is a one-note wonder..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
“..many a scene feels a tad repetitive..”
by JimmyO [JoBlo's Movie Emporium]
“..it largely ignores the bliss of a marijuana high and focuses on a user's fear of getting caught with the stuff..”
by Richard Corliss [TIME Magazine]