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How High Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
January 6, 2002
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
December 27, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
December 26, 2001
Maintains a consistent level of a swaggering, semi-anarchic silliness reminiscent of '70s youth-skewing comedies.
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Jessica Winter
Village Voice
December 25, 2001
Too lazy to be a comedy, too conventional to be a head movie.
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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
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
December 21, 2001
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 | Original Score: 1/4
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
December 21, 2001
Sample what you want. Doze through the rest.
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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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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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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Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
December 21, 2001
A string of gross one-liners about ho's, white-man university, ho's, marijuana, ho's, the sexual inadequacy of Orientals, ho's, amazingly clueless white people, and ho's.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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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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Joan Anderman
Boston Globe
December 21, 2001
The biggest problem, ironically, is that even though the plot and the action center on smoking pot, it's not enough of a stoner flick.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Charles Ealy
Dallas Morning News
December 20, 2001
It begs the response that seems to have been the moviemakers' mantra: 'Whatever.'
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Charles Savage
Miami Herald
December 20, 2001
Most of the movie is simply a series of sex-and-drug adventures as Method Man and Redman romp through campus and play pranks on the dean.
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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.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
December 20, 2001
A spottily amusing showcase for rappers Method Man and Redman.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 20, 2001
Totally witless.
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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