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Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Reviews

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Eileen Jones
The eXile (Russia)
April 12, 2011
My main objection boils down to this: if the filmmakers set up an anything-goes policy of outraging all notions of human dignity, they're obligated to live up to it without respecting age, race, creed, class, nationality -- or gender.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 24, 2008
In all its mock outrage and its daring shots at hypocrisy, bigotry and the government, Harold & Kumar, the characters and the movie, lose their subversive innocence.
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
April 24, 2008
It's sporadically enjoyable in a silly, mindless way and it's hard not to laugh at least a few time while awash in all the bad taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 24, 2008
You find yourself smiling at some of the bits, wincing through many, many others, and ultimately wondering if the pacing would've improved had either H or K developed a terrible cocaine habit.
| Original Score: 2/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 28, 2008
The line between vulgar-funny and just plain vulgar is crossed too often in this indefensible sequel.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
May 20, 2008
...even Doogie Howser and his imaginary unicorns can't save this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Fernando F. Croce
August 26, 2009
A bag of shoddy skits that barely qualifies as a movie and taints pleasant memories of their previous clowning besides
Tim Grierson
July 23, 2008
While not without its funny moments, this labored sequel ups the nudity and gross-out factor while diminishing the sweetness and evident camaraderie of its appealing leads.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 28, 2008
As much as I enjoyed the pot-fueled laughs and the sheer energetic lunacy of the original, I was really let down by this uninspired sequel.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
April 25, 2008
Harold & Kumar should be thrown in Gitmo for starring in such an awful sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 24, 2008
An amplification of scale and subject matter that isn't, alas, accompanied by an upgrade in humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kam Williams
April 26, 2008
A crass, classic, take-the-money-and-run ripoff which squanders a golden opportunity to make a statement about racial profiling, the Patriot Act and the Geneva Conventions in favor of serving up a mindless teensploit laced with shockingly-graphic images.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
March 29, 2008
Like most comedy sequels, it is not as funny as its predecessor -- but, like most comedy sequels, that won't matter too much if you get stoned before you watch it.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
May 4, 2008
An unfortunate, sloppy sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Heather Huntington
September 2, 2008
Hurwitz and Schlossberg can't quite recapture their magic in this spotty stoner sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 29, 2008
There's an abundance of toilet humour, masturbation, oral sex and fantasies about threesomes with an oversized bag of weed ... The target market will no doubt be primed
Leigh Paatsch
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
September 5, 2008
Every aspect of the production is atrocious in the extreme.The writing is awful. The direction is bilious.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 8, 2008
Unfortunately, the movie has too many uninspired and shockingly unfunny moments that outweigh the good by at least a few tons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Bill Gibron
April 24, 2008
During its slightly surreal scenes, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay crackles. At other times, it's the same old smoke out.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Leslie Gornstein
E! Online
April 24, 2008
It was fresh the first time.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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