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Half Baked (1998)




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Movie Info

It's dopey time, again, in this pat-addled buddy movie that will scare you straight with its lack of humor.more
Rating: R (for pervasive drug content, language, nudity and sexual material)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dave Chappelle, Neal Brennan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 30, 1998
Universal Pictures


Dave Chappelle
as Thurgood Jenkins
Harland Williams
as Kenny Davis
Rachel True
as Mary Jane Potman
Tommy Chong
as Squirrel Master
Jon Stewart
as Enhancement Smoker
Snoop Dogg
as Scavenger Smoker
Stephen Baldwin
as McGayver Smoker
Willie Nelson
as Historian Smoker
R.D. Reid
as Scientist
Gregg Rogell
as Pothead #2
Alice Poon
as Supply Clerk
Rick Demas
as Nasty Nate
David Bluestein
as Jerry Garcia
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News & Interviews for Half Baked

Critic Reviews for Half Baked

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (5)

August 14, 2007
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
Top Critic

Riotous, even to the sober.

Full Review… | December 16, 2005
Arizona Daily Star

So funny! "But I'm Cuban, B." "YES, Cuban B!"

April 22, 2005
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

As far as pot comedies go, it's got just enough laughs to warrant a visit.

Full Review… | February 22, 2005
DVD Clinic

Winningly stupid comedy, with the emphasis on stupid.

March 17, 2004
F5 (Wichita, KS)

Audience Reviews for Half Baked


Stupid comedy but done well. I laugh at this movie all the time.

John Manard

Super Reviewer


A celebrated but ultimately really overrated cult hit concerning a few stoners sleazing away in New York City, and how one of them (Harland Williams) is put in jail on trumped up charges, and how his buddies (Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Guillermo Diaz) decide it is up to them to raise the money through dealing to bail him out. Meanwhile, Thurgood (Chappelle) meets a woman and struggles to keep her from finding out that he smokes a lot. It starts out likable and entertaining but ultimately becomes super predictable while only supplying a couple laughs here and there. In the end, it really is not worth your time, although you do see signs of Chappelle's genius from a young age, but this should have been maybe an extended SNL skit and that's about it, not an hour and a half movie.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer


An inconsistent comedy written by the greatest stand-up comedian of all time, Dave Chappelle. At times, it's hilarious -- at others, not really. But in the end, this is a self-deprecating comedy with a plotline that only a person strung out on weed could come up with. I'm a huge fan of Chappelle though so I caught a lot of his style of comedy within the mess. I had a good time; it's just not well made or directed. Could've been better.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

Half Baked Quotes

Brian: Don't Worry, I'm not gonna do what everybody thinks i'm gonna do which is just flip out man.
– Submitted by Michael M (12 months ago)
Thurgood: Now that's a titty.
– Submitted by Michael M (13 months ago)
Thurgood: Right near the beach... BOY!
– Submitted by Russell H (3 years ago)
Thurgood: What is it scientist?
– Submitted by Adam W (3 years ago)

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