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Higher LearningIn John Singleton's powerful portrait of college life in the 1990s, a group of incoming freshmen at Columbus University encounter racial tension, rape, responsibility, and the meaning of an education on a university campus.
Actors of "Higher Learning"
Characters of "Higher Learning"
Directors of "Higher Learning"John SingletonBirthdate: 6 January 1968, Los Angeles, California, USA
Creators of "Higher Learning"John SingletonBirthdate: 6 January 1968, Los Angeles, California, USA
Critic Reviews of "Higher Learning"Entertainment WeeklyJuly 06, 2010
Despite some likable performances (Epps is especially winning), the drama in Higher Learning is constricted, hemmed in by Singleton's compulsion to view his characters as walking paradigms of racial and sexual politics.VarietyOctober 18, 2008
Higher Learning has a great many things on its mind, which immediately places it in a rather exclusive category of American films these days.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
A stylish, intelligent film-maker, Singleton interweaves the threads of his demographic tapestry with assurance, passion and a welcome awareness of the complexities of the college community's contradictory impulses towards integration and separatism.New York TimesMay 20, 2003
Everyone here, from beer-swilling white fraternity boys to rap-loving black students harassed by the campus police, can be judged at face value. Everyone is exactly what he or she seems.Rolling StoneMay 12, 2001
Higher Learning is often clichéd, unfocused and didactic. But Singleton has a goal most of his contemporaries have given up on: He wants to make a movie that makes a difference.Los Angeles TimesFebruary 13, 2001
Presenting problems is not the same as dramatizing them successfully, and as strong as his message is, Singleton has not found the best way to deliver it.Film4July 25, 2010
The film lapses into polarized melodrama but it's a handsome piece, displaying a fair understanding of our desperate need to belong.TV GuideJuly 25, 2010
Singleton gets points for exposing the hypocrisy of "politically correct" institutions, but stilted dialogue and cardboard characterizations undermine the message.Film ThreatDecember 06, 2005
There's some nice ideas and realistically felt characters here.New TimesNovember 03, 2005
For anyone who's been to USC, it's a pretty hilarious parody of life there. If you take it as presented, however, it's over-dramatic and unbelievable.MovieholeMarch 23, 2005
Another tour-de-force for SingletonKFOR Channel 4 NewsJanuary 27, 2004
John Singleton at his most pretentious and preachy.
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