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Super Reviewer
January 10, 2013
A semi-offensive flick that doesn't take itself seriously... like at all.
I'm one of the few people that have seen the 3rd installment before watching the classic "White Castle" iteration so I see how the roots started it all, and frankly, "White Castle" is a dumbed down version of "Christmas 3-D". Yeah, it's "kind of" entertaining, but it's rarely and it's horribly made. Poster says, "From the director of 'Dude, Where's My Car?'" That's not a good way of advertising. Shot, directed, and edited horribly.

Other then that, "White Castle" is somewhat of an entertaining road-movie, but if you're looking for high-laughs that split your insides, "White Castle" ain't it. It's sequel does a better job.
Super Reviewer
½ June 9, 2006
Hilarious and ridiculous stoner comedy that succeeds by not only being consistently funny, but also smart, witty, and not devoid of substance. Having a Korean American and an Indian American as the heroes of a stoner comedy is refreshing. It's great to see a movie that touches on issues of identity from these viewpoints, and it's even better that it's done with humor. Even though it is one of the many movies to use the trope where the journey is more important than the destination, I'm a huge fan of those types of movies, as well as that belief in general. Even in my own life I see the journey being more important than the destination. This is a great movie that I highly reccomend.

And to think, it's all about identity and perceptions of stereotypes, but it's guided by the simple premise of two stoners whose simple trip to deal with the munchies turns into an overblown madcap adventure that involves all sorts of ridiculous situations and colorful characters. That's something awesome, right there.
Super Reviewer
½ June 18, 2012
The epic stoner tale of two friends who are on a mission to eat White Castle burgers. This is the plot to 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle' and while it is relatively simple, there is a lot of funny stuff that happens along the way. The humor is gross, rude, and at times vulgar, but the impeccable chemistry between the two likable leads makes everything work. The jokes are hilarious and the cameo appearances of Neil Patrick Harris is just icing on the cake.
Super Reviewer
½ January 13, 2010
The fact that a writer can create an entire 90 minute story, revolving around the fact that two guys just want a burger from white castle, is already a fantastic achievement in comedy. The lowbrow puns, the frantic situations that they happen to get themselves into, the poop and fart jokes that are actually hysterical, and the genius cameos that everyone will be surprised with, are just a few reasons to love this movie. They could have had a bit more character development, but what can you really expect from a stoner comedy road trip? "Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle" is a new-age classic comedy that I will remember for a long time!
Super Reviewer
½ August 20, 2011
"Harold And Kumar" at first seems like it will be an awful American comedy, yet it is actually incredibly entertaining and very, very enjoyable.

John Cho and Karl Penn go on a trip for White castle burgers after smoking cannabis and encounter many strange things along the way, as their simple journey becomes more and more difficult.

The idea has been done before, but director Danny Leiner takes it and turns into something new as each new scene just makes you laugh at how ridiculously stupid yet funny it is.

Both Cho and Penn play their respective stereotypical characters very well, creating the least stereotypical characters they possibly can. With the rest of the cast offering even more to this interesting and sometimes although I struggle to see how, poignant, film.

A simple, old idea which has tired the public time and time before has been turned into something excellent, funny and new with "Harold and Kumar."

***' 3 & A Half Stars
Super Reviewer
½ July 31, 2011
Not the funniest film ever, but it's witty and made me laugh plenty.
Super Reviewer
December 31, 2006
I quite enjoy films about a totally weird string of events that occur during a road trip or one wild night like this. This reminded me of After hours crossed with Dude where's my car? A stoner comedy that has a bit of something for most people and a good chemistry between the leads. It has a few good cast cameos to. Funny enough for a watch, not sure about being a classic. Oh and over here (UK) it's called Harold and Kumar get the munchies!
Super Reviewer
June 23, 2011
Couldn't stop laughing! A must see!
Super Reviewer
June 16, 2011
I laughed my ass off watching this movie. Harold and Kumar have a great chemistry as best friends and it made the film even better. Possibly the best stoner comedy ever. This has such a pointless but hilarious plot, and is the greatest White Castle commercial ever. The comedy in this film is great, and even if this movie has no plot, you will laugh and enjoy this movie no matter whst.
Super Reviewer
½ June 3, 2011
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle has got to be one of the best stoner comedies since Halfed Baked and The Big Lebowski. What makes this film unique is that it presents a really simple story, two guys get high then they go out to find the perfect food to kill their muchies, only it turns out to be one helluva journey. This one hilarious film and is actually one of the best comedies of the last ten years. The fact that the story is so simple and it doesn't do anything spectacular makes a worthwhile watch. The film is surprisingly good and very funny. Kall Penn & John Choe are great as the title characters and the laughs are constant and the film is never boring. Sure the film is stupid, but it's also a smartly crafted ride into two the adventures two potheads that go through a stupidity filled adventure to get to White Castle.This will be a future classic of the stoner cinema genre. The film is truly funny and you will definitely laugh at the antics of an oversexed Neil Patrick Harris playing a parody of himself. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is a memorable comedy film that still remains funny with multiple viewings. A fun, humourous and crazy film about two stoner friends who try to get their perfect food. Who knew that such a simple idea for a story could work well for a film? This film is proof that a simple idea can be a very funny film. A terrific comedy and one of my favorite comedies.
Super Reviewer
½ September 15, 2007
Whether it's marrying a bag of weed or getting caught jaywalking at 3 a.m., this movie's random sense of humor is definitely hysterical.
Super Reviewer
July 29, 2010
Super Reviewer
½ May 28, 2010
I actually think this is a pretty funny movie and one of the better stoner oriented movies. Much like Dude, Where's My Car?, this knows exactly what it is and doesn't pretend to be the smartest or cutting edge comedy. It definitely has a lot of laughs and the craziness of some scenes are really memorable.
Super Reviewer
July 30, 2007
"Fast Food. High Times."

Harold Lee and Kumar Patel are two stoners who end up getting the munchies. What they crave the most after seeing a TV advertisement, is a trip to White Castle. So from here, follows a journey for the burgers they require. On their way they will encounter many obstacles including a raccoon, a racist officer, and a horny Neil Patrick Harris.

Rollicking good fun, persuasive in its joyful high spirits even during the slow, dumb bits, and even sometimes hilarious, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle is a cult classic from Danny Leiner, the director of Dude, Where's My Car?. As in that previous film, the yuks hinge on a simple premise: two mismatched buddies on a mundane quest. Granted, a search for addictive square mini-burgers is not exactly the quest for the grail, but it's where the film goes and how it gets there that distinguishes it from just another pea-brained teen sex romp. Over the course of an evening, the heroes (dryly played by John Cho and Kal Penn) escape from prison, have their car stolen by Neil Patrick Harris, who plays himself, and ride a cheetah (you read that correctly). They also encounter some organically placed celebrity cameos, such as Fred Willard, always a treat in small doses, and an unrecognizable Christopher Meloni as a tow-truck driver-cum-swinger named "Freakshow." Despite a brain-damaged subplot about the heroes' regular encounters with extreme-sports bullies (not sure what point is being made there), the pleasurable comic surprises like these keep coming regularly, layered over a surprisingly egalitarian insistence that anyone, regardless of ethnic origin, has the right to blaze up, pig out, and choose not to conform to racial stereotypes. It's a non-conformist, anti-politically correct message straight from the '70s. If you're of a certain tolerant mindset, it's a sweet relief that someone still believes it.
Super Reviewer
June 26, 2009
Harold and Kumar is a typical stoner movie.
Two stoners try to find there way to white castle because they have the munchies and on there way encounter some pretty hilarious moments.
The ending is fairly predictable, they eventually get there, and everything turns out happy ever after for the lovable stoners.
It's funny, but it's not a masterpeice.
It's a good movie to watch when your drunk or hanging out with some friends and in a very unserious mood.
Super Reviewer
½ July 20, 2007
Perfectly entertaining and ridiculous. Plays into the whole Asian stereotype nicely and everybody loves a cute stoner!
Super Reviewer
½ May 19, 2008
This was much funnier than I expected it to be. It's a simple, but fun plot. Kal Penn was hiliarious, and so was most of the supporting cast. The idea is pretty lame, but for a stoner movie, it's enjoyable and worth watching multiple times.
Super Reviewer
May 11, 2008
Pretty Enjoyable Movie brought a lot of laughs. Kumar is such a pot head. Laugh most of the movie. Get it cheap and add it to the collection
Super Reviewer
½ August 23, 2008
Half the jokes are funny, half have been done before. Likable actors with good comic timing turn this average stoner road movie into something tollerable. The all star celebrity cameos also go someway to making the film better than its peers. Unfortunately too many jokes fall flat. Probably hilarious with some form of intoxication.
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