MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 2,063 this week

High Life (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  16 March 2010 (USA)
6.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.2/10 from 2,808 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 20 critic

Four hapless junkies plan to rob a bank.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 636 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 28 Sep 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 503 titles
created 02 Feb 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 18 Aug 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "High Life" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: High Life (2009)

High Life (2009) on IMDb 6.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of High Life.
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Coastlines (2002)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An ex-con returns to his Florida hometown after three years and becomes involved with the wife of his best friend, the local sheriff.

Director: Victor Nunez
Stars: Timothy Olyphant, Josh Brolin, Sarah Wynter
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A woman falls in love with her gay friend's boyfriend.

Director: Don Scardino
Stars: Patrick Breen, Andy Dick, Alice Drummond
Adventure | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two pairs of lovers on a Hawaiian vacation discover that psychopaths are stalking and murdering tourists on the islands.

Director: David Twohy
Stars: Milla Jovovich, Steve Zahn, Timothy Olyphant
Auggie Rose (2000)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An insurance salesman's humdrum existence takes a turn when a stranger, ex-con Auggie Rose, unexpectedly dies in his arms. Assuming the identity of the dead man, the salesman embarks on a ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Tabak
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Anne Heche, Nancy Travis
Stop-Loss (2008)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

Director: Kimberly Peirce
Stars: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
High Life (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Half art film and half teen comedy, HIGH LIFE is a slice of life with a punk sensibility. An improvisational and character driven film developed during three months of rehearsal, HIGH LIFE ... See full summary »

Director: Lila Yomtoob
Stars: Sunah Bilsted, Sharon Eisman, Max Faugno
Catch and Release II (2006)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life.

Director: Susannah Grant
Stars: Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, Kevin Smith
Elektra Luxx (2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Life for porn actress Elektra Luxx gets turned upside down when she finds out she's pregnant.

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Carla Gugino, Ermahn Ospina
The Crazies (2010)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

About the inhabitants of a small Iowa town suddenly plagued by insanity and then death after a mysterious toxin contaminates their water supply.

Director: Breck Eisner
Stars: Radha Mitchell, Timothy Olyphant, Danielle Panabaker
Meet Bill (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A guy fed up with his job and married to a cheating wife reluctantly mentors a rebellious teen.

Directors: Bernie Goldmann, Melisa Wallack
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Logan Lerman
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An aging con-man and a beautiful, ambitious student cross paths in a scam that promises to make them both rich.

Director: Gary Yates
Stars: Kevin Pollak, Liane Balaban, Jonas Chernick
No Vacancy (1999)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Lillian is a 21-year-old drifter engaged to a philandering loser and locked in her room with a strange man. She lives next to a failed violinist who won't stop playing his instrument. He ... See full summary »

Director: Marius Balchunas
Stars: Olek Krupa, Lolita Davidovich, Timothy Olyphant
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Eric McIntyre ...
Bug
...
Dick
...
...
Billy
...
Strung-Out Doctor
Steve Ratzlaff ...
Prison Guard
...
Jeremy
Ernesto Griffith ...
Ken
...
Lynn
Turk Scatliff ...
Jamie
...
Addict 1
...
Addict 2
Susan Kelso ...
Addict 3
Harry Nelken ...
Addict 4
Tracy Beemer ...
Nurse (as Tracy McMahon)
Edit

Storyline

It's 1983, and hopeless junkie Dick gets an unwelcome visit from the past - his seriously sleazy former cellmate, Bug, to be precise. Bug requires a crash course in the 80s: different music, different drugs, and machines in walls that dispense money. The latter development gives Dick an idea. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The perfect crime... the not so-perfect team

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, pervasive language and some violence | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 March 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alto Golpe  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The Mercedes Benz used to leave the garage is a 1987 model. Also, even if it were a 1983 it is in really poor condition. Also the car is equipped with a detachable face CD player. While CD's were commercially available in 1983 detachable face players were not. See more »

Quotes

Donnie: I only get sick when I eat.
See more »

Connections

References The Sound of Music (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Some Sing, Some Dance
Performed by Michel Pagliaro
Written by Michel Pagliaro & Bernie Finkelberg
Published by Earth Born Music Inc. (SOCAN)
Courtesy of Earth Born Music, Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
High Life is HIGHlarious!!!
18 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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. Each shot showcasing spot on facial expressions and genuine likability. Rossif Sutherland glides on the screen with charm and wit; hands down his best work. Joe Anderson was perfectly cast and so money, even with his "one lung". Stephen McIntyre made it hard to believe he was acting it was that good.

This was a stellar ensemble cast. Story was tight. Editing fantastic. Music kept the viewer involved and geared. Well paced with no slow parts. Consistently comedic interwoven with drama.

The joy of this movie is its slice of life character realism with their flaws just drawing you into their world. No perfect car chases. No crazy stunts. One very funny car honking scene.

This is one of those few movies I will watch again and again any time.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Great movie chrstmee
Looks Pretty Good! vavoomm
what happens in the end? blackberry33
Which guitar song is this? geforcerules
mistake in the 'goofs' section jeessse
High Life Trailer oneiriconeiric
Discuss High Life (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?