How High (2001)



Critic Consensus: How High is a sloppily constructed stoner movie filled with lame, vulgar jokes.

Movie Info

A pair of real-life multi-platinum rap artists star in this genial substance abuse comedy recalling the pro-marijuana work of Cheech and Chong and such films as Half Baked (1998). Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) are buddies who enjoy smoking voluminous amounts of the illegal plant. They end up in the possession of some magical weed that enhances their brainpower during college entrance exams, thus enabling them to enter that esteemed institution of learning, Harvard University. Once firmly … More

Rating: R (drug Content and Language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Brad Kaaya, Dustin Lee Abraham
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 21, 2002
Box Office: $31.2M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


as Silas P. Silas

as Jamal King

as Dean Cain

as Baby Powder

as Huntley

as Vice President

as Lauren

as I Need Money

as I Need Money

as Jeffrey

as Professor Wood

as Professor Jackson

as Gerald

as Prof. Garr

as Intellectual

as Intellectual

as Hella Back

as Baby Wipe

as PCC Agent

as Crackhead

as Jamaican

as Internet Date

as THC Woman

as Israelite

as Israelite

as Army Recruiter

as Agent

as Ben Franklin

as Mamma's Friend

as Mamma's Friend

as Cypress Hill

as Cypress Hill

as Cypress Hill

as Tough Guy

as Tough Guy

as Sidekick

as V.P. Aide

as Gerald
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Critic Reviews for How High

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (22)

Despite the comedy's reliance on drug humor, first-time director Jesse Dylan is actually less interested in getting high than in seeing how low he can go.

January 6, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Maintains a consistent level of a swaggering, semi-anarchic silliness reminiscent of '70s youth-skewing comedies.

Full Review… | December 26, 2001
Top Critic

Too lazy to be a comedy, too conventional to be a head movie.

Full Review… | December 25, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Features a fine mix of several generations of comic talent plus a terrific soundtrack from its stars.

Full Review… | December 21, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

How High doesn't look like a movie somebody made. It looks like a movie somebody hallucinated and put up on the screen.

Full Review… | December 21, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Sample what you want. Doze through the rest.

Full Review… | December 21, 2001
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for How High


It's good because it's that stupid.....if that makes any sense.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

Aside from the words "ridiculous fun" there's not much else I can really say to describe How High. It's definitely a must for Wu-Tang fans and fans of pot comedy but when you're dealing with a movie about two potheads who get admitted and ace classes at Harvard because of the ghost of their friends who appears whenever they smoke a certain kind of strain of pot you kind of know what you're dealing with. If you're not watching How High under the influence you're definitely doing something wrong...

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

How high can you throw me?

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

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