High School
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The day after soon-to-be valedictorian Henry Burke (Matt Bush) takes a hit of the chronic for the first time, his school principal (Michael Chiklis) institutes a zero tolerance drug policy and administers a mandatory drug test for all students. Henry has two options: fail and lose his college scholarship, or team up with his stoner friend Breaux (Sean Marquette) to beat the system. They steal a high powered ganja from law student-turned-drug-dealer Psycho Ed (Adrien Brody) and spike the school's bake sale brownies, getting the whole school-faculty included-completely stoned out of their… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A stoner comedy with a slightly musty vintage aroma."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"I'm betting director John Stalberg Jr. also debated calling it "Bake Sale," revolving as it does around the mass-dosing of the student body with pot brownies."
‑ Sara Stewart, New York Post
"High School definitely won't be everyone's flavor of pot comedy, but it's certainly a fun trip and a clever spin on the genre."
‑ R. L. Shaffer, IGN DVD
"HIGH School isn't exactly Harold and Kumar-level genius, but it is worth the legal risk."
‑ Katey Rich, CinemaBlend.com
"Starts with a viable premise, then veers off into something more mundane."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"High School sucks harder than it blows."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"The only good news for everyone involved: The worst moment in your career is surely behind you."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Surprisingly solid and funny... It's rare for a stoner comedy to have so much ambition."
‑ Witney Seibold, CraveOnline
"After an amusing start, this film seems to forget it's a pot comedy."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"Low-key but amiable comedy, which borrows from many other movies, but still has its own spirit."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"If it ever opens at a theater near you, remember: Just say no."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"It's a bit crude, a lot illogical and you might have to be in a certain state of mind to enjoy a film this silly."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"A hot mess whose sub-par direction mostly neutralizes its fantastic comedic premise. High School is a willfully 'stupid' stoner comedy, yes, but it also illustrates the gap between stupid done right and merely indulged too far."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"While the movie is insistently unfunny, it's almost tragic how badly director John Stalberg Jr. fumbles the potential for a wacked-out farce, refusing to let loose with the boys as they scramble to maintain order."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"A pot comedy that won't reward even the most easily satisfied stoner."
‑ Jake Mulligan, Boston Phoenix
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