High Heels and Lowlifes
High Heels and Lowlifes (2001)

When two destitute friends, one a nurse and the other a teacher, accidentally intercept a cell phone conversation about a robbery, they decide to frame the burglars and steal the cash for themselves.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 26, 2001
DVD Release Date: April 9, 2002
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A shrill and ultimately annoying tale.

Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz

A mostly smart attempt to resurrect Ealing Studios-style hijinks.

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Michael Dequina

Won't leave audiences with too many bad memories--mostly because it evaporates from memory as soon as the closing crawl begins.

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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle

Like the designer suits Driver wears despite her character's meager earnings, High Heels and Low Lifes isn't about reality; it's playing dress- up.

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Mark Adams
Hollywood Reporter

A refreshingly engaging British movie that isn't afraid to go all out for laughs and thrills, leaving its social conscience behind.


It's the charming wit and screen presence of McCormack that saves this picture from being a total mess.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

There are, however, no highs in High Heels and Low Lifes. Just lows.

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Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)

You can't help feel that the director settled for smirks when he could've had bellylaughs.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

With the tiny I.Q.s of the characters in this film, it wouldn't have been much harder for the likes of Laverne and Shirley to pull off the same joyless stunt.

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Leigh Ryan
It was alright.
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Brisk, snappy comedy adventure has a struggling actress (Mary McCormack) talking her nurse friend (Minnie Driver) into a blackmail scheme after they… More