High Art
High Art (1998)

Lisa Cholodenko's Sundance award-winning romantic drama about a photo magazine editor and the heroin-addicted former photo prodigy with whom she falls in love is ripe in cliches and artifice, but features two of the year's best… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 12, 1998
DVD Release Date: July 27, 2004
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

A highlight of the 1998 Sundance Festival: Cholodenko depicts with unwavering veracity the breakup of one longtime lesbian relationship just as another, unexpected one begins. The acting of the three women, Sheedy Mitchell, and Clarkson, is superb.

Brandon Judell

Solid, sexy drama with a dash of wit. Fine performances especially by Clarkson.

Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Needed some naked Radha (don't we all?)

Jason Best
Movie Talk

Clarkson's Greta... is wickedly funny, while Mitchell's ingénue convincingly combines puppyish idealism and steely ambition. But it is Sheedy's Lucy, nonchalantly sexy, sharply intelligent, tough and vulnerable, who is the film's heart and soul.

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Beth Jones
Roanoke Times (Virginia)

Who knew Ally Sheedy was so sexy?

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The film feels superficial, with all its glib characters provoking an air of chic fashion.

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Michael Dequina

Warmed-over Red Shoe Diaries episode wrapped in a blanket of pretension.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A solid if diffident, strongly character-focused drama worth the time of those who appreciate shoegazing introspection for the High Art that it is.

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews

A pseudo-intellectual film about the pseudo-intellectual world of art magazines, High Art is as wasted as its drug-addled protagonists.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Leigh Ryan
Wonderfully cast and played out.
Dimitris Springer
Cholodenko's debut brims with luscious cinematography.Literally!!The trio is demanding in every frame,projecting the pessimism of life,abnormalities in… More
John Ballantine
This is the film that had everyone aflutter because here we have Ally Sheedy coming out of the woodwork years after the Breakfast Club and she is a les-bion.… More
Doctor Strangeblog
Absorbing psychological tug-of-war ensues for the attentions of fragile, reclusive photographer Lucy (Ally Sheedy) between her current girlfriend, junkie German… More