• Released
  • June 12, 1998
  • R , 1 hr 42 min
  • Drama
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High Art Synopsis
A woman (Radha Mitchell) falls for her neighbor (Ally Sheedy).
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Entertainment Weekly

Who knew that Brat Packer Sheedy would shine as a heroin-addicted photographer who had too much fame too early?
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
So perceptive and mature it makes similar films seem flippant. The performances are on just the right note, scene after scene, for what...
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
A work that shellacs itself into your consciousness.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Sensitive acting and imaginative filmmaking help rescue the movie from potential excesses of its own.
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70

TV Guide

First-time director Lisa Cholodenko, who has made a powerful and modish film with a subtle and knowing script, is more than ably assisted...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Has a subtle magnetism, and a real human pulse, especially as it concentrates on its two main characters.
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63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
I suppose High Art is as good a name as any for this pretentious melodrama, an often- diverting but ultimately pointless attempt to wed...
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60

Film Threat

By Merle Bertrand
Solid debut effort from Lisa Cholodenko.
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50

San Francisco Examiner

By G. Allen Johnson
Cholodenko's strategy of having the actors, in every scene -- whether it involves Lucy, the boyfriend or the Frame editors -- perform with...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
It is wonderful to see how Sheedy gives shape to this performance -- her eyes, a photographer's eyes, carefully sizing everything up. [18...
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Rated R