“Night School” is too lazy to get a passing grade.

Head back to class with Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in Night School. The comedy follows Teddy Walker (Hart) who is forced to attend night school to get his GED after a series of unfortunate events. While trying to hit the books, Teddy finds himself dealing with a group of misfit classmates, a no-nonsense teacher (Haddish) and his high school nemesis (Taran Killam). Will he pass with flying colors or subject to failure?

Night School is one of those movies that you get exactly what you’d expect based on the trailer which is unfortunately not a good thing in this case. Night School‘s laughs are lazy and the script is stale. The film felt scattered and as if it just settled on being average instead of pushing for more. There are some solid laughs, but nothing memorable.

Don’t get me wrong, I adore the Hart and Haddish comedic dream team carrying the film. They have great chemistry together, however, their talent felt wasted. I also could have used more of Haddish – in my opinion, her humor and improvisation skills are always welcome.

Final Thoughts: Instead of shooting for an A, Night School settled on being average, forgettable and lazy.

 

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