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High School High Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    33

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Face it. Parody comedies are no longer a laughing matter. [25 October 1996, p.5D]

  • 25

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    Isn't just bad, it's very bad.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Kenneth Turan

    The laugh lines are mostly crude and the prevalent slapstick is weak and uneventful.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The movie makes two mistakes: (1) It isn't very funny, and (2) it makes the crucial error of taking its story seriously and angling for a happy ending.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The New York Times Lawrence Van Gelder

    There's not much sense to the plot. But the film makers' blunderbuss approach to humor, with visual and verbal jokes coming in profusion and scattering high and low, guarantees that just about every funnybone is bound to be hit, some more than once.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety

    Like a student who studies hard but just doesn't have the smarts, this joyless send-up of the "Dangerous Minds," "Stand and Deliver," idealistic-teacher-in-a-ghetto-school genre plods along earnestly with barely passing grades.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The Naked Gun writing team and actor-turned-director Hart Bochner do unto the stereotype of inner-city high schools what needs to be done to stereotyped inner-city high schools -- parody them silly -- in this high-flying, low-comedy production.

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