High Heels and Lowlifes


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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Critic Reviews for High Heels and Lowlifes

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (6)

A shrill and ultimately annoying tale.

Oct 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.

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

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

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

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

Oct 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.

Aug 2, 2001

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

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

Audience Reviews for High Heels and Lowlifes


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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It was alright.

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