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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Features a fine mix of several generations of comic talent plus a terrific soundtrack from its stars."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"The jokes aren't funny, the characters aren't fully developed and poor editing only makes a humorless story confusing."
‑ Heather Wadowski, Film Threat
"As it stands, a movie like How High does nothing more than perpetuate the belief that marijuana is enjoyed solely by idiots."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"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!"
‑ Frank Ochieng, Movie Eye
"Maintains a consistent level of a swaggering, semi-anarchic silliness reminiscent of '70s youth-skewing comedies."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"How High doesn't look like a movie somebody made. It looks like a movie somebody hallucinated and put up on the screen."
‑ Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle
"Silly, sloppy, and liberated from any sense of pacing or plot"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"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."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Can they go any lower?"
‑ Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel, 3BlackChicks Review
"Too lazy to be a comedy, too conventional to be a head movie."
‑ Jessica Winter, Village Voice
"Sample what you want. Doze through the rest."
‑ Gene Seymour, Newsday
"Sinfully tasteless cinema was everywhere in 2001 - but this movie is so bad it's Freudian."
‑ Jonathan R. Perry, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"You've seen it before."
‑ Ellen Kim, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"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."
‑ Adam Nayman, eye WEEKLY
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