Press for High Life the film


"Headlined by terrific playing from Timothy Olyphant and Stephen Eric McIntyre (High Life) packs in more incident and twists than many movies 10 times its budget."
- Derek Elley, Variety Feb. 9, 2009

"High Life, based on Lee MacDougall's play of the same name, is a brilliantly acted gangster flick."
- Naomi Buck, The Globe and Mail April 9, 2009

"An hilariously entertaining thriller [...] this witty film wins us over with its likeable-loser characters and twisty plot. It also has an intriguingly serious edge."
- Rich Kline, Shadows on the Wall Feb. 9, 2009

"You would never expect to like a film about drug addicts planning a heist, but it tears up any pre-conceived notions you might have. "
- Darren Amner, Eye for Film

"High Life [is] an effective piece of contemporary genre filmmaking whose main strength is its amiable characters."
- Heike Scharrer, Screener Feb. 18, 2009

"There's a fair amount of buzz about for High Life, most of it warranted; it's slick, funny, well written, well performed and very entertaining."
- Quiet Earth

"Credit writer Lee MacDougall for adapting his own play for the screen in such a way as to suit the camera while still giving every single character of any significance the chance to screw with your expectations." -Todd Brown, Twitch, December 9, 2009


CityTV Best Canadian Feature – High Life
"High Life is a comedic heist story. Set in 1983, just after the birth of the Automated Teller Machine, it tells of kinship, loyalty and honour amongst thieves. An Official Selection Berlin International Film Festival 2009 and Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2009, the film’s CIFF screening was the first for Alberta." - Netherlands Film Institute


Tribute’s Bonnie Laufer-Krebs sat down with Timothy Olyphant at TIFF to talk about his role in Gary Yates’ heist film, High Life.
- Tribute September 16, 2009


High Life the film

Press for the Soulpepper production of High Life