Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Critic Consensus: It may not equal its predecessor, but Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is still good for some laughs -- and food for thought.
|Rating:||R (for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language and drug use)|
|Directed By:||Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz|
|Written By:||Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz|
|In Theaters:||Apr 24, 2008 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jul 29, 2008|
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as Kumar Patel
as Harold Lee
as Ron Fox
as Dr. Beecher
as Deputy Frye
as Neil Patrick Harris
as George W. Bush
as Tits Hemingway
as Big Bob
as Dr. Patel
as Mr. Lee
as Mrs. Lee
as Old White Woman
as Dr. Jonavon White
as State Trooper
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Critic Reviews for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
A bag of shoddy skits that barely qualifies as a movie and taints pleasant memories of their previous clowning besides
As the idea is no longer fresh and the plot has basically the same structure, it doesn't quite match the original. But the sequel delivers enough new developments to keep it interesting.
Every aspect of the production is atrocious in the extreme.The writing is awful. The direction is bilious.
Audience Reviews for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
A big step (or two) down overall when compared to its predecessor, but this is still a pretty funny and extreme satirical comedy in which no one is spared. The freshness wasn't all there, but I enjoyed the movie regardless. Here's to hoping that future sequels keep from getting stale, and creativity enters back into the mix. Also, the title needs to be changed. Keeping it the way it is with how the film plays out is asinine. They need to call it Harold & Kumar go to Amsterdam or something.
What hurts the movie the most, for me, is that it's a really big retread of the first, but this time they take the shock humor to some extreme and sometimes really offensive levels. Some of it does work, some doesn't, but it is overkill regardless. I still give it a lot of credit however because it does tackle some actual issues, even if it mostly prefers to focus on the dumb humor.
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Quotes
|Kumar:||Dude this is weed.|
|George W. Bush:||That's alabama kush, thats one of the finest.|
|Kumar:||So you get high then you put other people who smoke weed in jail.|
|George W. Bush:||Duh.|
|Kumar:||That's so hypocritical.|
|George W. Bush:||Oh yeah well let me ask you something kumar, you like giving hand jobs.|
|George W. Bush:||You like getting hand jobs.|
|George W. Bush:||Well that makes you a fuckin hypacriticizer to, so shut the fuck up and smoke my weed.|
|Ron Fox:||Let me ask you something. Have you ever been ice fishing before?|
|Deputy Frye:||No sir, no I haven't.|
|Ron Fox:||Well it's fucking exhilarating.|
|Ron Fox:||[upon seeing Harold] What's up with the guy with the weird eyes? He handicapped or something?|
|Deputy Frye:||We believe he's of Korean decent.|
|Ron Fox:||My God, North Korea and Al Qaeda working together. This is bigger than I thought.|
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