• R, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jesse Dylan
    In Theaters:
    Dec 21, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 21, 2002
  • Universal Pictures


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How High Reviews

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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
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
Rob Blackwelder

If (it had) hung on to the consistency of comedy ..."How High" might have been funny enough that its pointlessness and incongruous storytelling wouldn't have mattered.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2/4

December 19, 2001
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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A slapdash collection of tired drug jokes, fish-out-of-water clichés, projectile vomiting and gross-out humor.

December 21, 2001
Stephen Holden
New York Times
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This chaotic mess of a film ... has the disjointed quality of a stoned-out fantasy.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

December 21, 2001
Gene Seymour
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Sample what you want. Doze through the rest.

Full Review Source: Newsday

December 21, 2001
Robert Wilonsky
New Times

Comes blanketed in a toked-up haze through which no one seems able to read their cue cards.

December 20, 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
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
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
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
Ellen Kim
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

You've seen it before.

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

April 3, 2002
Ross Brooks

This marginally funny cannabis comedy only proves how funny Cheech and Chong movies were in their day.

Full Review Source: Citysearch

December 21, 2001
Sean Piccoli
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Even when aiming low, How High is too stupid or stoned to hit many marks.

December 20, 2001
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Can they go any lower?

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

February 4, 2002
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

If ever there was a movie whose message we didn't need, it's Jesse Dylan's How High, which glorifies drug usage.

Full Review Source: Internet Reviews | Original Score: .5/4

December 19, 2001
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
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

The idea sucks on paper, and it doesn't get any better when it's on the screen.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/10

December 12, 2001
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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In small doses, the movie's outlandish, unapologetic gross-out humor works... Taken in all at once, though, How High can be daunting.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

December 20, 2001
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Totally witless.

December 20, 2001
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
December 27, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
December 21, 2001

Dark Horizons

Mark this one down as a matinee for fans of Method Man & Redman or of weed itself.

Full Review Source: Dark Horizons

December 4, 2001

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 27, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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June 19, 2002
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