• Released
  • October 18, 2006
  • NR
  • Animated
    Comedy
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80

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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75

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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70

Village Voice

By Joshua Land
Too glib to qualify as satire, Hair High nails the high school experience.
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70

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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70

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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60

Variety

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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50

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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50

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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50

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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