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Eight Miles High!

2007 1h 54m Biography Comedy Drama Music List
44% Tomatometer 18 Reviews 54% Audience Score 500+ Ratings
Germany's Uschi Obermaier (Natalia Avelon) becomes a 1960s activist and sex symbol. Read More Read Less

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David Fear Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 16, 2011 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times It has few human insights, and those of the most obvious kind. But it is not boring. That goes for something. Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 22, 2008 Full Review Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune The attractive but bird-brained German biopic Eight Miles High brings up the question of tone, and it never comes close to answering it. The film's tone is utterly indistinct, beyond fatuous adoration of its subject. Rated: 2/4 Aug 21, 2008 Full Review Martin Tsai New York Sun Reminiscent of the Edie Sedgwick biopic “Factory Girl,” “Eight Miles High” is noteworthy only for its ability to name-drop. Apr 21, 2023 Full Review Nora Lee Mandel Film-Forward.com Refreshingly, a '60's nostalgia trip from the self-indulgent point of view of the German template for the beautiful-naked-model-bedding-chauvinist-rock-god formula. Rated: 6/10 Dec 3, 2008 Full Review Rob Thomas Capital Times (Madison, WI) Once your main character walks into a room and finds her boyfriend cheating on her with another woman while a chimpanzee in a dress looks on, you've pretty much lost your shot at a serious movie. Rated: 3/4 Oct 7, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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Audience Member An enjoyable paean to seventies European hedonism, obviously made for an audience that knows who the it-girl protagonist is, but doesn't really suffer for those who don't. Bonus points for the soundtrack. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Certainly a fascinating true story but nothing in particular stands out to make it a great movie. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Some appeal it may have for some audiences but for me a film that focuses on and features sex as the primary topic just ins't interesting enough. Also it was far too long. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Have you ever dreamed of being completely free? Traveling the world, living without rules, and hooking up with anyone you wanted? Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member A curious view on women's emancipation from the 60s to the 80s that leaves us questioning what has really been achieved. Tolerance can be quite as repressive as repression. The pictures of beautiful German starlet Uschi Obermaier deliver the story well, but the soundtrack could have used more original songs of the 70s. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review dave j Wednesday, January 25, 2012 (2007) Eight Miles High (In German with English subtitles) DRAMA/ BIOGRAPHY Love it or hate it, all it is, is basically a true account (shown in stages) of a supposedly attractive female German model who got by as a result of her looks which anyone can find from every person you can possibly meet. The only difference with this one is that she made-out with 2 members of "The Rolling Stones" during the late 60's and 70's and she made a once wealthy tycoon to waste alot of money on her by using most of it on an expensive bus for the purpose of travelling. I've only turned it off once upon watching this, sometimes wondering aimlessly when she's going to disrobe again and make out with someone else since she's often nude throughout along with a few tiny dicks. 2 out of 4 Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Germany's Uschi Obermaier (Natalia Avelon) becomes a 1960s activist and sex symbol.
Director
Achim Bornhak
Producer
Dietmar Güntsche, Eberhard Junkersdorf
Screenwriter
Dagmar Benke, Claus Peter Hant
Production Co
On the Road, Babelsberg Film GmbH, Studio Babelsberg, Bioskop Film
Genre
Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
May 20, 2017
Runtime
1h 54m