How High (2001)



Critic Consensus: How High is a sloppily constructed stoner movie filled with lame, vulgar jokes.

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A pair of real-life multi-platinum rap artists star in this genial substance abuse comedy recalling the pro-marijuana work of Cheech and Chong and such films as Half Baked (1998). Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) are buddies who enjoy smoking voluminous amounts of the illegal plant. They end up in the possession of some magical weed that enhances their brainpower during college entrance exams, thus enabling them to enter that esteemed institution of learning, Harvard University. Once firmly ensconced in the halls of academia, however, the pals run out of their supernatural supply and are forced to get creative in the pursuit of an Ivy League degree. Included in their narcotic-addled plans: smoking the bones of dead president John Quincy Adams. Produced by Danny DeVito's Jersey Films, How High (2001) co-stars Obba Babatunde, Fred Willard, and Hector Elizondo.
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Method Man
as Silas P. Silas
as Jamal King
Obba Babatundé
as Dean Cain
Mike Epps
as Baby Powder
Fred Willard
as Huntley
Jeffrey Jones
as Vice President
Lark Voorhies
as Lauren
Chuck Davis
as Ivory
Alan Shearer
as I Need Money
Al Shearer
as I Need Money
Justin Urich
as Jeffrey
Trieu Tran
as Tuan
Tracey Walter
as Professor Wood
Spalding Gray
as Professor Jackson
TJ Thyne
as Gerald
Amber Smith
as Prof. Garr
Kathy Wagner
as Intellectual
Alicia Leigh Willis
as Intellectual
Sacha Kemp
as Hella Back
as Baby Wipe
Garrett Morris
as PCC Agent
Scott Lincoln
as Crackhead
Alem Brhan
as Jamaican
Erica Vittina Phillips
as Internet Date
Irene Roseen
as THC Woman
Dwayne Kennedy
as Israelite
Jimmy Judah
as Israelite
Pat Finn
as Army Recruiter
James Reese
as Agent
Rob Nagle
as Agent
Joe Ochman
as Ben Franklin
Leontine Guilliard
as Mamma's Friend
Roz Browne
as Mamma's Friend
as Cypress Hill
Sen Dog
as Cypress Hill
as Cypress Hill
Chuck Liddel
as Tough Guy
Alfonso Alcarez
as Tough Guy
Dublin James
as Sidekick
Melissa Peterman
as Mrs. Cain
David Stebbins
as V.P. Aide
Anthony DeSantis
as Satanist
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Critic Reviews for How High

All Critics (56) | Top Critics (20)

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.

January 6, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

Maintains a consistent level of a swaggering, semi-anarchic silliness reminiscent of '70s youth-skewing comedies.

Full Review… | December 26, 2001
Top Critic

Too lazy to be a comedy, too conventional to be a head movie.

Full Review… | December 24, 2001
Village Voice
Top Critic

Features a fine mix of several generations of comic talent plus a terrific soundtrack from its stars.

Full Review… | December 21, 2001
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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… | December 21, 2001
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Sample what you want. Doze through the rest.

December 21, 2001
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for How High


It's good because it's that stupid.....if that makes any sense.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

Aside from the words "ridiculous fun" there's not much else I can really say to describe How High. It's definitely a must for Wu-Tang fans and fans of pot comedy but when you're dealing with a movie about two potheads who get admitted and ace classes at Harvard because of the ghost of their friends who appears whenever they smoke a certain kind of strain of pot you kind of know what you're dealing with. If you're not watching How High under the influence you're definitely doing something wrong...

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

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How high can you throw me?

Wahida K
Wahida K

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