• Released
  • October 18, 2006
  • NR
  • Animated
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Film Threat

By Eric Campos
It's pretty basic here. You have a Bill Plympton movie. You know what to expect – complete rampant insanity from the mind of a mad genius.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
If Plympton is making pastiche, he's also having a laugh at a universal experience that for a lot of people was probably pretty crummy. Apparently, it was a little crummier for him.
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Village Voice

By Joshua Land
Too glib to qualify as satire, Hair High nails the high school experience.
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L.A. Weekly

By Ernest Hardy
Famed animator Bill Plympton's legendarily skewed aesthetic and worldview are in top form here, bringing life to a script that plays like "Carrie" on a wicked acid trip.
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Los Angeles Times

Smorgasbord of the bizarre. Hair High is not for everyone, but it's not like anything else out right now.
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By Dennis Harvey
While his static backgrounds and stuttering character movement aren't likely to win over traditional animation fans, Hair High reps the high end of this "Sick 'n' Twisted"-type toonery.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
When Plympton's freak flag flies, Hair High delivers the same whacked-out weirdness of his shorts. The rest of the film simply stretches out the simple premise and marks time between his ideas.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Animator Bill Plympton's seventh feature is a must-see for fans of his often witty, always scabrous, hand-drawn work.
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The New York Times

By Neil Genzlinger
The terrain is so familiar that it has a slightly stifling effect, even in Mr. Plympton’s demented hands. We long ago loved these characters to death.
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61 out of 100
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