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High Heels and Low Lifes

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High Heels and Lowlifes

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
86 minutes
performer:
Minnie Driver, Mary McCormack, Danny Dyer, Michael Gambon, Kevin McNally
director:
Mel Smith
distributor:
Touchstone Pictures
author:
Kim Fuller
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Comedy

We gave it a C-

As two thirtysomething single girls whose idea of female empowerment is blackmailing some London bank robbers, Driver and McCormack have a certain madcap appeal. But they’re wasted in a generally witless caper comedy of errors. When Driver gets knocked on her bum while firing an automatic weapon, the movie merely feels tired and trite. But when the gun just keeps on shooting and shredding the set decoration, it starts getting downright annoying. In the pitch meeting they probably sold this as Bridget Jones’s Diary meets Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. If only it were. C-