Up in Smoke Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine
September 5, 2007
As far as comedic ingredients go, weed is not so much a surefire laugh-getter as it is a free-floating lubricant capable of setting off wicked complications.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 7, 2008
What's lacking in Up in Smoke is a cohesiveness in both humor and characterization.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
September 6, 2005
Up in Smoke is the world's most revered -- and most idiotic -- drug movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
November 8, 2004
one joke stretched too far
| Original Score: 2/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
February 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
April 12, 2008
This Cheech and Chong weed comedy was dismissed by most critics (and parents) but it was embraced by young viewers and launched the subgenre of "stoner" comedies way before Linklater made Slacker.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 7, 2008
Director Lou Adler (the record producer) finds a few chuckles, but mostly it's amateur night.

Film4
July 8, 2003
A cult drug movie that lacks decent acting, script or direction.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
As the most fun comes not from watching the movie but from recalling great lines later, it would seem that the audio success of C & C has not translated too well into visuals.
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
The boys first, and still their best, foray into cinematic stonededness.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
April 9, 2007
Cheech & Chong had their act down pat by '78 and turned out to be a natural movie-comedy team.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
February 12, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
January 22, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
The duo wrote the genial script about the never-ending search for great pot, and a good supporting cast co-stars.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 7, 2008
The funniest of all the Cheech and Chong movies, Up in Smoke provides a feast of gags for the sympathetically minded.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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