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How High Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
May 27, 2002
As it stands, a movie like How High does nothing more than perpetuate the belief that marijuana is enjoyed solely by idiots.
| Original Score: 35/100
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 4, 2002
This is one clumsy cannabis comedy that couldn't give the late Timothy Leary a natural high worth experiencing! Nip this "joint" session in the bud!
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
December 19, 2001
If (it had) hung on to the consistency of comedy ..."How High" might have been funny enough that its pointlessness and incongruous storytelling wouldn't have mattered.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 21, 2001
A slapdash collection of tired drug jokes, fish-out-of-water clichés, projectile vomiting and gross-out humor.
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 21, 2001
This chaotic mess of a film ... has the disjointed quality of a stoned-out fantasy.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
December 21, 2001
Sample what you want. Doze through the rest.
Robert Wilonsky
New Times
December 20, 2001
Comes blanketed in a toked-up haze through which no one seems able to read their cue cards.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
December 21, 2001
A bad Saturday Night Live skit blown up to feature length that will make some viewers long for the far funnier days of Cheech and Chong back in their day.
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
December 23, 2001
The proceedings aren't quite as annoying as expected, but it has been sloppily made, and feels about twice as long as its 91 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
Ellen Kim
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 3, 2002
You've seen it before.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Ross Brooks
Citysearch
December 21, 2001
This marginally funny cannabis comedy only proves how funny Cheech and Chong movies were in their day.
Sean Piccoli
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
December 20, 2001
Even when aiming low, How High is too stupid or stoned to hit many marks.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
February 4, 2002
Can they go any lower?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
December 19, 2001
If ever there was a movie whose message we didn't need, it's Jesse Dylan's How High, which glorifies drug usage.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
December 12, 2001
The idea sucks on paper, and it doesn't get any better when it's on the screen.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
December 20, 2001
In small doses, the movie's outlandish, unapologetic gross-out humor works... Taken in all at once, though, How High can be daunting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 20, 2001
Totally witless.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
December 27, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
December 21, 2001

Dark Horizons
December 4, 2001
Mark this one down as a matinee for fans of Method Man & Redman or of weed itself.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 22, 2001

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 27, 2001

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 19, 2002
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