The promise is double the fun, double the laughs, and the movie can’t quite deliver on that. But there are still big laughs to be had, and there’s the pleasure of watching these two gifted comedians sharing the same frame.
Director Malcolm D. Lee, whose previous movie, 2017’s raucous “Girls Trip,” gave Haddish her star-making breakout role, does her no favors here. In this mess of a movie, her performance is merely adequate. She, and the audience, deserve better.
Crafted within the broadest, not-quite-funny brushstrokes possible, director Lee’s movie about a class of troublemakers, hustlers, adult J.D.s, and Rob Riggle’s patented goofy man-child schtick struggling to earn their GEDs at the eponymous classroom fails, epically.
Mediocre, family friendly comedy. Hart is hit and miss and isn't really suited to a PG role.
Haddish more than holds her own and frankly carried the movie.
There's a cautionary tale in here too, but you've seen it 1000s of times before.
Night School is a movie that suffers from a lot of problems. I don't want to point to the fact that the movie has 8 writers credited as the source of its problems, but Occam's Razor states the simplest solution is often the most correct. There was surprisingly little comedy in this movie. There are a lot of pointless scenes, gags that rely too heavily on Kevin Hart making a funny voice, or Tiffany Hadish yelling. This was really disappointing, as I like both of these actors, and this movie did not do them service at all. I would skip this one if given the chance to watch it again.