High Heels and Lowlifes (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

High Heels and Lowlifes (2001)

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When two destitute friends, one a nurse and the other a teacher, accidentally intercept a cell phone conversation about a robbery, they decide to frame the burglars and steal the cash for themselves.

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Cast

Mark Williams
as Tremaine
Jane Partridge
as Receptionist
Jason Griffiths
as Paramedic
Mark Meadows
as Romantic Actor
Ben Walden
as Bloodied Actor
Michael Attwell
as Duty Sergeant
Julian Wadham
as Inspector Rogers
James Garbutt
as Mr. Waters
Barry Ewart
as Busybody
Patrick Baladi
as Car Driver
Ben Farrow
as Julian
Liam Noble
as Delivery Man
James Taylor
as Ticket Guy
John Sessions
as Director
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Critic Reviews for High Heels and Lowlifes

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (6)

A shrill and ultimately annoying tale.

October 27, 2001

Like the designer suits Driver wears despite her character's meager earnings, High Heels and Low Lifes isn't about reality; it's playing dress- up.

October 27, 2001 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

There are, however, no highs in High Heels and Low Lifes. Just lows.

October 26, 2001 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

A mostly smart attempt to resurrect Ealing Studios-style hijinks.

October 25, 2001 | Full Review…

A refreshingly engaging British movie that isn't afraid to go all out for laughs and thrills, leaving its social conscience behind.

August 2, 2001

You can't help feel that the director settled for smirks when he could've had bellylaughs.

March 5, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for High Heels and Lowlifes

½

Brisk, snappy comedy adventure has a struggling actress (Mary McCormack) talking her nurse friend (Minnie Driver) into a blackmail scheme after they accidentally overhear a dirty deal go down on a scanner in London. They make a fun team together as they get in over their heads and I particularly enjoyed McCormack's mouthy character who doesn't always think her ideas through. Lots of familiar faces appear as the British thugs too. There are a few unexpectedly intense moments and more than a few loose ends (the mob reaction, the police investigation hunting for a blonde and a brunette), but mostly it's played with a wry smile..

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½

It was alright.

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