Summary: How I love to discover hidden little gems like this dark comedy about a bunch if criminals. High on dope and low on IQ, high on aims but low on life, this film by Canadian director Gary Yates succeeds in being his most interesting so far.
Surprising Dark Horse--Or Should That be a Pink Horse??
20 March 2012
Summary: Many other reviews have covered the excellence of the stoned/junked-out humour and the overall kind of lackadaisical mood of entropy: everything going to a chaotic, baroque hell. What I really loved in this little movie was the attention to detail.
Summary: What an unexpected Great Movie! Having come across this movie and noticing Timothy Olyphant in the cast, I decided to watch. Another fantastic movie that did not get press. Shameful. Excellent acting. Each character was well crafted, quirky and emotive. Timothy Olyphant rocked as Dick.
Summary: After I watched this film, I checked out the trailer for it on the DVD. The trailer makes High Life look as though this is some sort of action thriller. What it really is, however, is a low wattage, dark comedy about 4 junkies on various stages of the junkie evolutionary scale that succeeds by never...
Summary: Caught this on Showtime, and it struck me as a real gem flying low under the radar. Though obviously not big budget, it held my interest and really worked. Excellent script, acting, etc. (For some reason it reminded me of Dustin Hoffman's "Straight Time".
Summary: The only criticism of this movie, is that it left me wanting MORE. It is one of the most darkly hilarious drug user movies I have ever seen, and each character was unique and quirky. The dialog, rhythm and strange twists and turns of the plot were highly entertaining.
My 314th Review: One of the better crime comedies around
12 February 2010
Summary: This is low down fun. It has a very well-scripted, plotted, and thought through feel to it and there really are worse ways to send your time. It reminded us a lot of Australian cinema, where losers just keep on losing but just more and more outrageously, and it is a film that makes you laugh mostly...
Summary: yeah. yeah. yeah. for me, it's the best dope shooter movie since drug store cowboy. but spun was really good too. but anyway, drugstore cowboy made me want to shoot dope, but this flick made me want to flush it all down the toilet. it is a big bummer. no glamor at all.
Summary: I saw High Life last night at the Toronto International Film Festival. As caper movies go, it was one of the better ones I've seen. The real focus in on the four hapless criminals, who are all interesting, multi- faceted (and often amusing) characters.
Everything a heist caper movie should contain and nothing it shouldn't
30 July 2008
Summary: Brilliantly cast, beautifully shot and surgically edited, "High Life" shows what other great heist movies aspire to but sometimes fail to reach. Director Gary Yates managed to assemble an A-list team of cast and crew and then demonstrate how film-making is a collaborative process; every dollar is up...