How High (2001) You buy a ticket to How High —a FUBU'd stoner comedy starring blunt-talking, blunt-toking rappers Method Man and Redman as a couple of brothers who… 2001-12-21 R PT96M Comedy Method Man Redman Obba Babatunde Hector Elizondo Mike Epps Jeffrey Jones Al Shearer Fred Willard Universal
Movie Review

How High (2001)

MPAA Rating: R
Redman, Method Man, ... | BIG MEN ON CAMPUS Method Man and Redman go back to school
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BIG MEN ON CAMPUS Method Man and Redman go back to school
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Release Date: Dec 21, 2001; Rated: R; Length: 96 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Method Man and Redman; Distributor: Universal

You buy a ticket to How High—a FUBU'd stoner comedy starring blunt-talking, blunt-toking rappers Method Man and Redman as a couple of brothers who tear up the ivy at Harvard University—and you get what you pay for: a mad, mangy string of weed-high jokes at the expense of absolutely everyone, including the rappers' own damn selves. The kick to this goof, from acolytes who have studied the oeuvre of Cheech & Chong, is that pot is the fortifier that allowed Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) to ace their way into college in the first place.

There's a fair amount of ''best watched after inhaling'' sloppiness to Jesse Dylan's direction of a screenplay by Dustin Lee Abraham. But there's also enough cheery mockery to amuse even non-tokers. Obba Babatundé goes nicely apoplectic as a prissy dean (named Dean Cain). And among the hipster old white guys taking the rap for their race, Spalding Gray is particularly avant-garde as a professor of black studies. C+

Originally posted Dec 19, 2001 Published in issue #633 Jan 04, 2002 Order article reprints