The High Cost of Living

Metascore
49

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
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  1. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Sep 6, 2011
    60
    Shared tragedy can bind together the most unlikely of people. Movies often make too much of that truism, but surprisingly committed performances from actors like these can still make it feel like something meaningful.
  2. Reviewed by: Paul Brunick
    Sep 8, 2011
    40
    This debut feature by the Canadian director Deborah Chow is so artistically well-intentioned and earnest in its ambitions that you can almost forgive the banality of its every scene.
  3. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    May 9, 2011
    40
    Although there are moments when lead thesps Zach Braff ("Scrubs", "Garden State") and Isabelle Blais just about pull off the implausible conceit, the picture still suffers from major problems of tone as well as stilted camerawork and editing.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 6, 2013
    4
    It was just okay. The movie is passed really well but the writing of the dialogue between the two doesn't really become good dialogue leadingIt was just okay. The movie is passed really well but the writing of the dialogue between the two doesn't really become good dialogue leading to a lapse of actual growth and leaves you feeling like well what the hell was that. However, the acting was good Full Review »