Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Reviews

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November 24, 2011
November 17, 2011
September 5, 2008
The film is so even-handed and so diligent in its urge to offend that after a while I felt myself go numb.
September 5, 2008
Amid the dick jokes, drug taking and gratuitous nudity, the film also serves as a salient reminder about what actually ranks as subversive comedy.
May 12, 2008
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantánamo Bay, a loosely strung-together collection of sex, race, and stoner jokes, is, by any rational standard, a terrible movie, yet I kept laughing at it, and I came out of the theatre in a good mood.
April 30, 2008
A fitfully funny if somewhat less excellent sequel.
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.
April 28, 2008
The jokes all revolve around weed, stereotypes, and Neil Patrick Harris; the stereotype stuff is by far the funniest.
April 25, 2008
A guilty pleasure that retains the anarchic charms of the original.
April 25, 2008
This is one of those rare pictures that can gross you out and make you think at one and the same time.
April 25, 2008
Harold and Kumar are pothead patriots in the first feel-good torture film.
April 25, 2008
Most of the wannabe outrageous racial humor is too shallow to constitute real satire.
April 25, 2008
It's as if the filmmakers were doing something that impaired their concentration and made them lose focus on something they started.
April 25, 2008
The film is carried by its charismatic stars, John Cho as Harold and Kal Penn as Kumar. Kumar plays Laurel to Harold's Hardy, continually getting the pair into messes. Cho is a marvel at displaying exasperation, his face contorting into a frown.
April 25, 2008
Offers a mix of nasty toilet jokes and sex gags, but the gratuitous nudity (male and female) and crazy cannabis-ness are there to serve a greater good: to mock social and political hypocrisy, a culture steeped in prejudice and pretense.
April 25, 2008
The whole film feels easily distracted and apt to laugh at anything. But that's okay. So is its target audience.
April 25, 2008
[The movie's] idiocy serves the cause of good sense and intelligence. And no, I'm not smoking anything.
April 25, 2008
I didn't laugh anywhere near as much at this far less fresh sequel - which is broader, more vulgar, more scattershot, more overtly political and a lot less funny than it sounds on paper.
April 25, 2008
Penn and Cho's stoner slapstick will doubtless please their obsessive fans.
April 25, 2008
While Penn and Cho remain casually cool (they're hipper than the fools who spout bigoted clichés), the movie forgets to stay true to their characters or to itself.
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