Rock 'n' Roll High School
Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979)

Vince Lombardi High School continues to lose its school principles. The students are more concerned with rock 'n' roll than their education until the new principle, Miss Evelyn Togar is hired. She promises to set Vince Lombardi High… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 2, 1999
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

It's more cleverly cut than shot -- which means that it moves quickly and energetically even as the concepts and characters disintegrate.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

casting the Ramones ranks as a real coup

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Nothing is taken seriously and nothing should be -- it's only rock 'n' roll.

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Time Out

For all its throwaway humour, this is basically just a pleasant reworking of the kids versus adults rock'n'roll movie format of the '50s.

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

... a pure, cheerfully juvenile blast of blitzkrieg guitar rock, Looney Tunes sight gags, teenage hormones and rebellion against authority because it's there.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A spirited spoof on high school life.

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John Rockwell
New York Times

The pity is that with a bit more care and flair, it could have been a really sweet little movie.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Delectable

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

We may never again see a teen comedy in which a school can explode and the movie can still be considered essentially good-hearted.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
This is one great film that is nonstop fun from start to finish. I was surprised by how much I loved the film. This is one great musical that is funny and well… More
Byron Brubaker
Good music! The plot was a waste.
Spencer S.
A movie musical that straddles the fine line between sugary sweet and punk rock chic, Rock 'n' Roll bridges that gap between Grease and High School… More
John Ballantine
This film always struck me as an hour and a half promotion for the Ramones without any real meat. It is listed as a comedy without being particularly funny.
AJ Verser
An incredibly fun and adventurous rock and roll movie. Plus, the Ramones are in the movie.I love this movie!
Ryan Marshall
**** out of **** "Rock 'n' Roll High School" is a movie that exists in its own world. Yes, it is a high school movie; but not just a high… More

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