How High - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

How High Reviews

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Guylaine Cadorette
July 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
May 11, 2002
Not all the gags work, not all the gross-outs serve the greater good, but How High is funny, quick, and the very definition of a pleasant surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Adam Nayman
January 6, 2002
For better or for worse, How High knows what its audience wants and serves it to them, straight up, without any sort of moral or ethical chaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Leydon
December 26, 2001
Maintains a consistent level of a swaggering, semi-anarchic silliness reminiscent of '70s youth-skewing comedies.
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
December 21, 2001
Features a fine mix of several generations of comic talent plus a terrific soundtrack from its stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Claire Bickley
Jam! Movies
December 21, 2001
Like its lead characters, this movie is smarter than it sometimes acts.
Dave White
December 21, 2001
I could feel whole chunks of my brain dissolving, my cinematic standards being lowered, and my desire to send a check to NORML grow as I watched this movie and loudly laughed my ass off.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
December 21, 2001
The infectious high spirits amid its cartoonish chaos compensate for the film's bald deficiencies and gag-inducing gags.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
December 21, 2001
Aims low but smacks the funny bone considerably more often than it misses.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
December 21, 2001
There's ... enough cheery mockery to amuse even non-tokers.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
December 20, 2001
A hip-hop comedy that succeeds even when How High tests how low it can go.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 20, 2001
Method Man ... proves to be a likable performer as he tosses off and wanders through How High's gags.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
December 20, 2001
A spottily amusing showcase for rappers Method Man and Redman.
Annette Cardwell
December 19, 2001
Lowbrow, vulgar, and certainly formulaic, it's also creative, absolutely hilarious, and ... knows better than to shoot over its audience's heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
December 2, 2001
Bling Bling!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 1/5

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Heather Wadowski
Film Threat
December 8, 2002
The jokes aren't funny, the characters aren't fully developed and poor editing only makes a humorless story confusing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 13, 2002
Silly, sloppy, and liberated from any sense of pacing or plot
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
June 10, 2002
Sinfully tasteless cinema was everywhere in 2001 - but this movie is so bad it's Freudian.
| Original Score: 0/4
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