• R, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jesse Dylan
    In Theaters:
    Dec 21, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 21, 2002
  • Universal Pictures
  • How High
    2 minutes 17 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008


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How High Reviews

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Heather Wadowski
Film Threat

The jokes aren't funny, the characters aren't fully developed and poor editing only makes a humorless story confusing.

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 1/5

December 8, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

Silly, sloppy, and liberated from any sense of pacing or plot

| Original Score: 1.5/4

June 13, 2002
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Sinfully tasteless cinema was everywhere in 2001 - but this movie is so bad it's Freudian.

| Original Score: 0/4

June 10, 2002
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

As it stands, a movie like How High does nothing more than perpetuate the belief that marijuana is enjoyed solely by idiots.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 35/100

May 27, 2002
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Not all the gags work, not all the gross-outs serve the greater good, but How High is funny, quick, and the very definition of a pleasant surprise.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 3/4

May 11, 2002
Ellen Kim
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

You've seen it before.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: D

April 3, 2002
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

This is one clumsy cannabis comedy that couldn't give the late Timothy Leary a natural high worth experiencing! Nip this "joint" session in the bud!

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 4, 2002
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Can they go any lower?

Full Review Source: 3BlackChicks Review | Original Score: 1/5

February 4, 2002
Adam Nayman

For better or for worse, How High knows what its audience wants and serves it to them, straight up, without any sort of moral or ethical chaser.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 3/5

January 6, 2002
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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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.

| Original Score: 1/5

January 6, 2002
Michael Dequina

Less outrageous than simply desperate.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 3, 2002
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Feebly crafted in virtually every way imaginable -- directing, cinematography, acting, scriptwriting.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0.5/5

December 30, 2001
Joe Leydon
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Maintains a consistent level of a swaggering, semi-anarchic silliness reminiscent of '70s youth-skewing comedies.

Full Review Source: Variety

December 26, 2001
Jessica Winter
Village Voice
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Too lazy to be a comedy, too conventional to be a head movie.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

December 25, 2001
Dustin Putman

The proceedings aren't quite as annoying as expected, but it has been sloppily made, and feels about twice as long as its 91 minutes.

Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com | Original Score: 1.5/4

December 23, 2001
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Its unremitting coarseness and utterly amoral attitude will be excruciating for most viewers to sit through.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: D

December 22, 2001
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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Features a fine mix of several generations of comic talent plus a terrific soundtrack from its stars.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

December 21, 2001
Jim Judy
Screen It!

A bad Saturday Night Live skit blown up to feature length that will make some viewers long for the far funnier days of Cheech and Chong back in their day.

Full Review Source: Screen It!

December 21, 2001
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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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 Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

December 21, 2001
Tor Thorsen

How High isn't just the title of this new ganja comedy, it's a question of how chemically altered you should be before you walk into the theater.

| Original Score: 2/4

December 21, 2001
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