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High Fidelity Review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0

    out of 100

    Generally favorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Causes us to leave the theater quite unreasonably happy.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Susan Wloszczyna

    Isn't all that romantic and is only half as funny as it thinks it is.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    For all its music-trivia affection, High Fidelity is finally a pretty thin melody.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 16+

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.

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

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Comic scuffle.

  • sex false4

    Sex: A lot of sexual references and encounters, including one sex scene in a car; an abortion.

  • language false4

    Language: Very strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Lots of bands are name-checked.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A lot of smoking and drinking.