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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.

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common sense

ON for kids age 16
0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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®

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Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: There's a lot to enjoy in High Fidelity.

- David Edelstein, Slate, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: With his passive presence and nervous eyes, Louiso is quietly hilarious. And Black, whose character is both arrogant and bombastic, is even funnier.

- Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel, Tuesday, March 6, 2001

Fresh: This talky, entertaining film is like a good bull session with a friend who won't shut up.

- Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee, Thursday, June 24, 2010

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