Box art for High Fidelity

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: 3
    see all High Fidelity reviews
  • Audience

    90%

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

4 stars

According to John Cusack's character in the movie; books, records and films matter. That sounds about right. The story of High Fidelity is fairly simple but nevertheless highly entertaining. The performance by Cusack is excellent and the direction is powerful, the script is full of laughs and the result is a very heartwarming comedy drama.

- aquateen2, Thursday, March 8, 2012

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