Buena Vista Pictures | Release Date: March 31, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
79
METASCORE
Generally favorable reviews based on 35 Critics
Positive:
31
Mixed:
4
Negative:
0
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100
With its knowing take on men, messed-up romance and music, is like one long, hook-filled pop song for the eyes.
100
It's so spry and lively and warm that you want to dance to it.
88
Sad, funny, brilliant.
88
The quirky High Fidelity really deserves being called the first must-see movie of the century.
88
The movie is, to borrow Rob's phrase, unassailably cool.
80
High Fidelity’s hip structure and offbeat characters provide consistent laughs and a good time.
80
All the pieces hang together. You can't say that about many movies.
80
Cusack is a master at playing smart, frazzled, self-flagellating hipsters, and the movie, propelled by his arias of angst, lets him strut his best stuff.
75
Easily cracks the top five list of reasons to go to the movies these days - and defies categories in doing so.
74
Even if it sometimes skips, it's consistently wittier and more idiosyncratic that most studio movies.
63
Ultimately too slight for its own good: It's a genial little doodle, light on plot and heavy on quotable, pithy observations.
63
Isn't all that romantic and is only half as funny as it thinks it is.