High Life
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A handful of drug-addicted petty criminals discover their plan to pull off the perfect crime isn't quite perfect at all in this dark fusion of comedy and action from director Gary Yates. It's 1983, and Bug (Stephen Eric McIntyre) has just been released from prison. Bug meets up with his friend and former cellmate Dick (Timothy Olyphant), who is working as part of the cleaning crew at a hospital; it's Dick's first on-the-books job, and it provides him with a steady paycheck as well as an opportunity to steal drugs to feed his appetite for opiates. Thanks to Bug, Dick is quickly… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

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"High Life is filled with surprising, artful flourishes."
‑ Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail
"So, finally, deciding whether or not to see this movie boils down to one simple thing. If you didn't see it on stage, chances are you'll have a good-enough time."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"The plot gets twisted but the direction by Yates never does. He finds the humour in a desperate situation. It's hard to hate or even despise Dick and his stooges, because you can sense how needy they are."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"This witty film wins us over with its likeable-loser characters and twisty plot. It also has an intriguingly serious edge"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
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