Pineapple Express Reviews

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Jamie Graham
Total Film
September 12, 2008
The Freaks And Geeks boys prove that weedy action men are where it's at. Pineapple Express sometimes zones out but mostly blows minds and inspires some delirious giggles. Like the titular grass, really.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rich Phippen
Sky Movies
September 12, 2008
As stoner comedies go, it's of a high enough grade for even Cheech & Chong themselves to put it in a Rizla and smoke it.
Sukhdev Sandhu
Daily Telegraph
September 12, 2008
Pineapple Express has its fair share of laughs, but it's a fundamentally heartless and unlovable minor work from Team Apatow.
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
September 12, 2008
Watching this without having got stoned first is like watching a 3D movie without the special glasses. There are a few moderate laughs (and a nice Jude Law gag) but the full-on gory violence is disconcerting and unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Christopher
Times [UK]
September 12, 2008
The problem about being hopelessly stoned is that you also become hopelessly boring. So it is here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leigh Singer
Film4
September 12, 2008
More half-baked than Superbad or Knocked Up but still solidly entertaining, if unnecessarily violent, and with a great performance from James Franco.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Tom Huddlestone
Time Out
September 12, 2008
But there's still time for a gloriously unexpected coda, a moment of quiet reflection and narrative ingenuity that confirms 'Pineapple Express' as the finest comedy of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6

Empire Magazine
September 12, 2008
Fans of David Gordon Green, you may well leave feeling confused. Fans of daft laughs and James Franco, you're in for one of the funniest comedies of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Victor Olliver
Teletext
September 11, 2008
It shouldn't be funny. It has drugs, immature grown men, car chases, guns - even a modern remake of Mary Poppins would get this lot in nowadays. But you'll laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
September 9, 2008
Another winner from the Apatow factory, this is a stoner comedy that soars.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 8, 2008
My companions had varying degrees of a good time (from "not" to "more than expected") but I think if you can love these guys, you can dig this violent bromantic action-comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 7, 2008
It's pretty pointless, really, but the characters are so engaging that we can't help but fall for them
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 5, 2008
A rare thing: a stoner comedy where being stoned isn't a requirement to enjoying it.
| Original Score: 3/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
September 4, 2008
One might suggest audience members indulge in a little recreational activity before entering the theatre but I'm not sure that will increase your laugh intake all that much. So I'll advise you to just say "maybe."
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
August 27, 2008
A warm and fuzzy sendup of Reagan-era action-film iconography, it's sort of like what might happen if Cheech and Chong played Tango and Cash.
Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review
August 27, 2008
Pineapple Express is a mess, but a wonderful one. It's not the ultimate movie about pot that I was expecting, instead it's a great ordinary-man action movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
August 23, 2008
Tied together by a performance from Franco that has the misfortune of being familiar and human in the middle of a lot of low-aspiring blarney.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
August 17, 2008
Cheech and Chong meets Scarface.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
August 17, 2008
Despite the "smoking pot" refrain, PE finds a way to charm. These guys really seem to enjoy each others' company and are happy to welcome you into their little group.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
August 15, 2008
... if you are going to have a couple of dumb asses running around like total idiots, you could do a lot worse than Rogen and Franco.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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