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High Fidelity

  • Rated R

comedy, romance


From the guys who brought you GROSSE POINTE BLANK comes the absolutely hilarious HIGH FIDELITY.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    91%
  • Audience Score
    90%

common sense

ON for kids age 16
Consumerism
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Sex
4 out of 5
Violence
0 out of 5

Funny, neurotic, and charming, but not for kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has very strong R-rated material, including explicit sexual references and sex for reasons other than intimacy (one-night stand just for the sex, sex to numb sad feelings). Characters drink and smoke a lot.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the way people change as they grow up.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    91%
    reviews counted: 22
    see all High Fidelity reviews
  • Audience

    90%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Mr. Frears has managed for the most part to retain the velocity of the narrative without sacrificing the psychological coherence of the characters.

- Andrew Sarris, New York Observer, Friday, April 27, 2007

Rotten: When happiness does arrive in this movie, it has the air not of something that you reach, like your top speed, but of something that you give in to, like baldness or old age.

- Anthony Lane, New Yorker, Monday, February 10, 2014

Fresh: 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.

- David Ansen, Newsweek, Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Audience Reviews

3 stars

It was okay, not that crazy about it. Love Jack Black, his isnging part is probably the best part of the movie.

- citawijaya, Thursday, March 25, 2010

5 stars

John Cusack at his finest. High Fidelity is like the closest thing that guys have to a chick flick. It questions the essence of love in a way that makes sense to us. It spares no expense at exposing us for the morons we are and how clueless we can be at times. It also is a great music trivia film and any fans will appreciate the attention to detail.

- ythelastman89, Sunday, January 31, 2010

4 stars

Very funny and very painful. John Cusack was beyond perfect for this role, The guy-centered relationship drama has become recent favorite of mine, as lately I've seen a number of great movies from the genre. High Fidelity is as good as any of the others that I've seen, and I'd recommend it to anyone.

- lewiskendell, Sunday, January 17, 2010