it comes with my highest recommendation.

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redgiant

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Cantonese, Hong Kong
Is "it comes with my highest recommendation" another way of saying "I highly recommend the movie?" Would the meaning suffer in the "I highly recommend the movie" version?

Example
: If you haven't seen Jacob's Ladder and you're a fan of horror in video games, it comes with my highest recommendation.


Source: The Movie Every Survival Horror Fan Should Watch

Background: The piece speaks highly of an old horror movie called "Jacob's Ladder". The horror elements in the movie are so well done that they heavily influenced many horror video games that came out later down the line.
 
  • expenseroso

    Senior Member
    United States, English
    There is no practical difference between the two. I would highly recommend using "I highly recommend the movie," as "it comes with my highest recommendation" sounds a little pretentious.
     

    redgiant

    Senior Member
    Cantonese, Hong Kong
    Thank you very much expenseroso. Perhaps the writer wanted to spice up her article at the end a little bit with this rather ponderous expression.
     
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