• Detention (2012)


Release Date: April 13th, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 31st, 2012

R |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

A teenage outcast (Shanley Caswell), her friend (Josh Hutcherson), a nerd (Aaron David Johnson), and other students face terror from a serial killer who targets high-school students.

Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Dane Cook, Spencer Locke, Aaron David Johnson, Jan Anderson, Parker Bagley, Will Wallace

Director: Joseph Kahn

Genres: Comedy , Horror

Production Co: Detention Films

Keywords: 2010s, Suspenseful, Mystery, Amusing

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Slant Magazine

    High school students (the jocks, the brains, the princesses, the criminals, the basket cases), long the favored prey of serial killers, somehow manage to fight back from the brink yet again in Detention, a bright, witty new genre mash-up. show more

  • 63
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    The movie itself is never truly clear. If it's also never intentionally bad, its unintentional badness keeps blasting into shockingly clever places. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Moves at an absurd pace and dares anyone above 25 to keep up, yet the stream of genre-hopping jokes and sight gags makes the movie an entertaining ride. show more

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