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
| Original Score: 1/4
Maintains a consistent level of a swaggering, semi-anarchic silliness reminiscent of '70s youth-skewing comedies.
Too lazy to be a comedy, too conventional to be a head movie.
Features a fine mix of several generations of comic talent plus a terrific soundtrack from its stars.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
How High doesn't look like a movie somebody made. It looks like a movie somebody hallucinated and put up on the screen.
Sample what you want. Doze through the rest.
This chaotic mess of a film ... has the disjointed quality of a stoned-out fantasy.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
A slapdash collection of tired drug jokes, fish-out-of-water clichés, projectile vomiting and gross-out humor.
The infectious high spirits amid its cartoonish chaos compensate for the film's bald deficiencies and gag-inducing gags.
Aims low but smacks the funny bone considerably more often than it misses.
A string of gross one-liners about ho's, white-man university, ho's, marijuana, ho's, the sexual inadequacy of Orientals, ho's, amazingly clueless white people, and ho's.
There's ... enough cheery mockery to amuse even non-tokers.
| Original Score: C+
The biggest problem, ironically, is that even though the plot and the action center on smoking pot, it's not enough of a stoner flick.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
It begs the response that seems to have been the moviemakers' mantra: 'Whatever.'
Most of the movie is simply a series of sex-and-drug adventures as Method Man and Redman romp through campus and play pranks on the dean.
A hip-hop comedy that succeeds even when How High tests how low it can go.
A spottily amusing showcase for rappers Method Man and Redman.
In small doses, the movie's outlandish, unapologetic gross-out humor works... Taken in all at once, though, How High can be daunting.
| Original Score: 2/4