A pair of real-life multi-platinum rap artists star in this genial substance abuse comedy recalling the pro-marijuana work of Cheech and Chong and such films as Half Baked (1998). Silas (Method Man) and Jamal (Redman) are buddies who enjoy smoking voluminous amounts of the illegal plant. They end up in the possession of some magical weed that enhances their brainpower during college entrance exams, thus enabling them to enter that esteemed institution of learning, Harvard University. Once firmly ensconced in the halls of academia, however, the pals run out of their supernatural supply and are forced to get creative in the pursuit of an Ivy League degree. Included in their narcotic-addled plans: smoking the bones of dead president John Quincy Adams. Produced by Danny DeVito's Jersey Films, How High (2001) co-stars Obba Babatunde, Fred Willard, and Hector Elizondo. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi
this movie works for a lot of reasons. no.1 is unexpected charm method man brings to screen! way photogenic and exudes charisma. true diamond in ruff - should be bigger in holllywood! meth and redman work off each other like naturals. they carry the movie w/ease. speedy script and excellent supporting cast (hall-monitor's final bicycle scene alone makes its worth the rent. don't p ee yourself!) uber--cool cameos by david chapelle & spalding gray. best pot comedy out there because it has most laughs...sustained laughing! hit-pause-button kinda laughs! don't miss this.