Three O'Clock High
Three O'Clock High (1987)

The first feature film from director Phil Joanou (State of Grace), Three O' Clock High chronicles a high school nerd's much hyped after-school bout with the infamous class bully. When the impish Jerry Mitchell (Casey Siemaszko) is… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 9, 1987
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Three O'Clock High is one of the more fun, semi-forgotten teen films of the 1980s.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A very unique and entertaining high school comedy with an important message...

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Edward Havens

A quick burst of harmless fun, featuring stunning camerawork by Barry Sonnenfeld

Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Dated '80s teen comedy has bullying, cursing, violence.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A better than average high-school comedy stylishly directed by a young Phil (State of Grace) Joanou.

Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Hilarious little cult film about the perils of high school

Christian Toto

Three O'Clock High deserves a slot next to other '80s classics like "Ferris Bueller," "Sixteen Candles" and "Better Off Dead.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The screenplay writers throw the story away in a finale which celebrates the machismo the rest of the film mocks.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
When you think of classic 80's teen films, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty in Pink and all other John Hughes films quickly come to mind. But like… More
Ken Stachnik
How have I never seen this before? So so so much fun. Great cinematography by Barry Sonnenfeld and great directon from Phil Joanou. Why did Spielberg take his… More
Aj V
This hilarious teen comedy is a lot of fun, I love it, it should be added to the list of essential 80s teen movies! I highly recommend it.
Pierluigi Puccini
Funny "High Noon" spoof with great camerawork by Barry Sonnenfeld and that lovely and unique 80s style.
Alexis Nomm
Three O'clock High is a funny 80's high school underdog story. So fun!
A.D. Villarreal
Quite possibly the best of the "teen films" of the 80's including the John Hughes ones. That's right I said it. It's also in style… More