I've been listening to The Pure Cinema Podcast and this movie came up as an under appreciated 80s high school movie in the vein of Better Off Dead. Better Off Dead is one of my favorite 80s movies so I was excited to see Three O'Clock High. While all of the elements are there some how Three O'Clock High doesn't work. The camera work and lighting is good. I think in some ways things aren't played big enough. Also, we aren't given enough background on the characters to care about them. Especially Jerry and Buddy. I liked Three O'Clock High well enough but I never need to see it again.