Rock 'n' Roll High School
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Rock 'n' Roll High School
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 School straight, and get the students focus back on education. However, a Ramones concert is coming to town, and Riff Randall, the biggest Ramones fan at the high school, plans on getting tickets to the concert in order to give them a song that she wrote entitled "Rock N' Roll High School". A series of events including Miss Togar taking away… More

Available Online

Buy & Rent
Stream Now
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's more cleverly cut than shot -- which means that it moves quickly and energetically even as the concepts and characters disintegrate."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"casting the Ramones ranks as a real coup"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Nothing is taken seriously and nothing should be -- it's only rock 'n' roll."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's not like Rock 'N' Roll High School was pioneering brilliant cinema, but it is a brilliant little piece of work within its own framework."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"This is the second greatest rock and roll movie ever made."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"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."
‑ , Time Out
"... a pure, cheerfully juvenile blast of blitzkrieg guitar rock, Looney Tunes sight gags, teenage hormones and rebellion against authority because it's there."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"A spirited spoof on high school life."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"...the overwhelming vibe of silliness eventually becomes exhausting."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"What punk rock lovin' fiend doesn't love the Ramones?"
‑ Jovanka Vuckovic, Rue Morgue Magazine
"The pity is that with a bit more care and flair, it could have been a really sweet little movie."
‑ John Rockwell, New York Times
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"We may never again see a teen comedy in which a school can explode and the movie can still be considered essentially good-hearted."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The Ramones make Ringo Starr look like Alec Guinness"
‑ Christopher Null,
More reviews for Rock 'n' Roll High School on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This