review by Bobby Blakey
Kevin Hart continues to rise in stardom with one film hit after another along with his universally loved stand up specials. Now he is teaming up with the hilarious Tiffany Haddish who is taking the industry by storm all on her own for their comedy Night School. These two comedy powerhouses are joined by a great supporting cast including Keith David, Mary Lynn-Rajskub, Ben Schwartz, Taran Killam, Romany Malco, Fat Joe and Rob Riggle, but does it bring the laughs or will it fail to graduate?
Night School follows a group of troublemakers are forced to attend night school in hope that they'll pass the GED exam to finish high school. The trailers for this film were pretty funny, but I was afraid that might be the funniest parts like in a lot of films like this. Thankfully it offered up so many more laughs and once they started there was rarely a down time without any. Hart and Haddish were made to be in movies together, but I will tell you they are a lot to take in the best way possible. They both have so much energy and quick with that you often get exhausted trying to keep up and for me that is part of their success.
The rest of the cast balance out the fun and laughs to perfection. Each of the got their moments to shine and some of their banter as a group is the best of the film. The story structure is pretty simple and well kind of nowhere it is going, but the journey there is great fun and full of laughs. If you are not a fan of Hart or Haddish, which is baffling in itself, then you will likely not like this movie, but it delivers everything I hoped for and more.
I hope to see this dup team up for more projects in the future as they both deliver in a way that allows them to both carry the film, but also stronger together. I am not a fan of sequels just because of box office success and this is one that doesn’t need one in any way, but I would be lying if I said I didn’t want more antics from the Night School class.
In addition to this film it includes bonus content including deleted scenes, gag reel, an alternate opening, featurettes and an extended cut of the film. Head back to school and grab your copy of Night School available now on Digital and On Demand then on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on January 1st from Universal Home Entertainment.