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Higher Learning, 1995

Higher Learning
Directed by: John Singleton
Written by: John Singleton
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  127 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The mood of Higher Learning is thought provoking, tense, and contemplative. The plot centers around racism, innocence lost, and self discovery. It is a drama movie. Stylistically, Higher Learning is episodic and stars an ensemble cast. In approach, it is serious and realistic. It takes place, at least partly, at a university. Higher Learning happens in the 1990s. Note that it includes violent content.

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Higher Learning (1995)
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The third installment in John Singleton's trilogy about South Central Los Angeles, Higher Learning examines... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 11 January 1995
Runtime: 127 min

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Kristy Swanson Kristy Swanson As Kristen Connor
Omar Epps Omar Epps As Malik Williams
Michael Rapaport Michael Rapaport As Remy
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Singleton gets points for exposing the hypocrisy of "politically correct" institutions, but stilted dialogue and cardboard characterizations undermine the message.
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Higher Learning is seriously intended and seriously flawed. Singleton tends to shout his objectives. But in an era of cop-out escapism, it is gratifying to find a filmmaker who is spoiling to be heard.
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I had very high hopes for this film, it came out when I was in college and the trailers made it seem much more cerebral than it turned out to be. A lost white kid, struggling to fit in and succeed on campus finds it easy to blame the non-whites...
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