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  • Summary: Rap stars Redman and Method Man star as Jamal and Silas, two regular guys who smoke something magical, ace their college entrance exams and wind up at Harvard. (Universal Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 12 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    63
    Enough low-grade laughs to entertain significantly more than some of the more prestigious year-end releases.
  2. Enough cheery mockery to amuse even non-tokers.
  3. The Observer won't let me get stoned before a review, so I'll never know what How High would be like after a big fat blunt. Without one, it's sloppy, broadly funny in spots and chaotic.
  4. 38
    The biggest problem, ironically, is that even though the plot and the action center on smoking pot, it's not enough of a stoner flick. The concept of getting stoned isn't amusing; watching stoned people is.
  5. 30
    Too lazy to be a comedy, too conventional to be a head movie.
  6. Doesn't look like a movie somebody made. It looks like a movie somebody hallucinated and put up on the screen.
  7. Just when it looked like "Not Another Teen Movie" might claim the crap crown comes this stoner's tale.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. MalcomS.
    Jun 10, 2002
    10
    Dude, how can anyone hate this movie, Meth0d Man and Redman are awesome together... maybe I am just a rapper at heart... but anyone that Dude, how can anyone hate this movie, Meth0d Man and Redman are awesome together... maybe I am just a rapper at heart... but anyone that disses this movie should go to hell.. I wanna talk to Chad up there... using big words, yo bro wtf is scatalogical and mysoginistic.. if I was Meth I would hunt you down and kick your ass. Grow sum ballz before you review again... Expand
  2. Oct 29, 2014
    10
    This movie show kids in areas that have the critics and users on this page wouldn't go to. They too can get into an IVY LEAGUE college. YesThis movie show kids in areas that have the critics and users on this page wouldn't go to. They too can get into an IVY LEAGUE college. Yes did they get in on an unconventional way. Yes they did. When the smoke ran out they had to rely on their own minds and knowledge. This movie also showed that a person might look as if they are of a certain group doesn't mean their brain is not working as a person that wears three piece suits. Expand
  3. Jazzyjeff1er
    Sep 16, 2005
    9
    Pimpin scince been pimpin scince been pimpin!!!
  4. Jun 15, 2013
    9
    THE greatest stoner movie of all time. Want a experience you'll always remember? Get a 10 bag, invite your best buddy over, get some drink andTHE greatest stoner movie of all time. Want a experience you'll always remember? Get a 10 bag, invite your best buddy over, get some drink and food and sit back and just laugh at absolutely everything. Brilliant film! Expand
  5. RexG.
    May 16, 2006
    4
    Being Wu-Tang listener myself I appreciate their music a lot - that does not have to mean that I also dig their performance in front of the Being Wu-Tang listener myself I appreciate their music a lot - that does not have to mean that I also dig their performance in front of the camera - 'cause acting and making hip-hop music are two different professions. In my opinion the movie does indeed have its funny scenes, but the longer the movie runs the more boring it becomes. Sure when you're stoned the movie is great but once you watch it, when you stopped smoking weed, you notice that much of the jokes are just childish. Smoking weed is no culture... It's an addiction - no more no less. We should not forget that when watching that movie. 4 points for the funny scenes. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2012
    4
    When I was a young'n I was in love with this movie. Now that I am older, I realize how stupid it really is. But it's just stupid enough toWhen I was a young'n I was in love with this movie. Now that I am older, I realize how stupid it really is. But it's just stupid enough to keep you intrigued. Expand
  7. Layne
    Jun 24, 2008
    0
    Pure, unmitigated crap. If you actually find any of this funny then you are so simple minded you may well be retarded. You'd have to be Pure, unmitigated crap. If you actually find any of this funny then you are so simple minded you may well be retarded. You'd have to be on crack, never mind weed, to even force a smile at any part of this painfully unfunny disaster of a comedy movie. It starts off bad, and actually somehow manages to get worse as it goes on. Method Man and Redman should stick to what they do best - whatever that is. Expand

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