High Heels and Lowlifes (2001) - Rotten Tomatoes

High Heels and Lowlifes (2001)

High Heels and Lowlifes (2001)

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Movie Info

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
Seattle Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | October 27, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 26, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | October 25, 2001
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

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
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | March 5, 2003
RTÉ (Ireland)

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..

Doctor Strangeblog
Doctor Strangeblog

Super Reviewer

Apparently, I am one of the few to really enjoy this film. I thought it was well paced and funny, Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack are great. The score is good, the story is entertaining. It had enough twists to hold my interest. It?s not a great film, but I enjoyed it.

James Higgins
James Higgins

61/100. Apparently, I am one of the few to really enjoy this film. I thought it was well paced and funny, Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack are great. The score is good, the story is entertaining. It had enough twists to hold my interest. It's not a great film, but I enjoyed it.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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