• 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

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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June 19, 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
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

December 27, 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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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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
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
Gene Seymour
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Sample what you want. Doze through the rest.

Full Review Source: Newsday

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
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
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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The infectious high spirits amid its cartoonish chaos compensate for the film's bald deficiencies and gag-inducing gags.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

December 21, 2001
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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Aims low but smacks the funny bone considerably more often than it misses.

December 21, 2001
Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
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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.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1/4

December 21, 2001
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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There's ... enough cheery mockery to amuse even non-tokers.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

December 21, 2001
Joan Anderman
Boston Globe
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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

December 21, 2001
Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News
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It begs the response that seems to have been the moviemakers' mantra: 'Whatever.'

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

December 20, 2001
Charles Savage
Miami Herald
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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.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

December 20, 2001
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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A hip-hop comedy that succeeds even when How High tests how low it can go.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press

December 20, 2001
Mike Clark
USA Today
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A spottily amusing showcase for rappers Method Man and Redman.

Full Review Source: USA Today

December 20, 2001
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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Totally witless.

December 20, 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
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