Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

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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.


Movie Info

After successfully seeking out the ultimate slider in the 2004 stoner comedy Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, the cannabis-craving twosome returns in this high-flying sequel that finds them labeled terrorists for attempting to sneak a marijuana-smoking implement on a flight to Amsterdam. Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) have just finished gorging themselves on savory White Castle hamburgers when they return to their apartment and hatch a plan for Harold to win the heart of his crush, … More

Rating: R (for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language and drug use)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 29, 2008
Box Office: $38.1M
Runtime:
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Kumar Patel

as Harold Lee

as Ron Fox

as Dr. Beecher

as Goldstein

as Deputy Frye

as Neil Patrick Harris

as Raymus

as Raylene

as George W. Bush

as Tits Hemingway

as Tammi

as Travis

as Interpreter

as Dr. Patel

as Mr. Lee

as Mrs. Lee

as Old White Woman

as Dr. Jonavon White

as Groomsman

as State Trooper

as Vanessa
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Critic Reviews for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (33)

A bag of shoddy skits that barely qualifies as a movie and taints pleasant memories of their previous clowning besides

Full Review… | August 26, 2009
CinePassion

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.

Full Review… | September 12, 2008
The Australian

For a stoner comedy, it makes some lucid points.

Full Review… | September 5, 2008
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

Just make sure that you're really stoned when you see it.

Full Review… | September 5, 2008
FILMINK (Australia)

Every aspect of the production is atrocious in the extreme.The writing is awful. The direction is bilious.

Full Review… | September 5, 2008
Daily Telegraph (Australia)

The film is so even-handed and so diligent in its urge to offend that after a while I felt myself go numb.

Full Review… | September 5, 2008
Sydney Morning Herald

Audience Reviews for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

four stars

YodaMasterJedi
MisterYoda ?

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½

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Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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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.

cosmo313
Chris Weber

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