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Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle Reviews

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Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
July 28, 2004
If told as a story by a guest at a party, "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" would undoubtedly end with the phrase: "I guess you had to be there."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 29, 2004
Its very unambitiousness gives the film moments that almost approach charm. That said, it's still mostly just extremely dumb and vulgar.
| Original Score: C-
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
July 25, 2004
As unsatisfying as its titular fast food chain's repulsive mini-burgers, Leiner's film shoots only for scatological silliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Brian Orndorf
August 16, 2004
Features quite possibly the worst, most unfunny scene of the 2004 film year.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 30, 2004
The rare funny scenes are dominated by predictable sex or drug jokes.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Uri Lessing
July 25, 2005
...this film is dreadful! Horrible! Terrible! Aaaarrggghhh!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
July 29, 2004
Just when we thought the stoner comedy was a hazy relic of the past, along comes a new farce that has every hallmark of having been written while under the influence.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 30, 2004
[S]tarts out gross... and descends into the utterly moronic.
Alan Dale
October 10, 2004
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle is the latest multicultural variant of the lowbrow buddy comedy in which the heroes just want to get high and laid.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 29, 2004
A laugh-out-loud if not-exactly-good stoner comedy.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
July 29, 2004
At road's end, Harold and Kumar smells very similar to the shrine of its title, which is great before you bite in and way less appetizing after you've sobered up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
July 29, 2004
Attacks of hunger and indigestion, comic hallucinations and episodes of flat-out insensibility are scrambled together on this goofy roller coaster ride of dope.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
July 30, 2004
The laugh ratio in this run-on of skits is pretty low, at least to the unaltered mind of one who's seen enough of these films and eaten enough White Castle burgers to last a lifetime.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
July 30, 2004
This is one more 'youth movie' that'll put years on anyone over 25.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
July 29, 2004
In those rare instances when it's not being a dumb comedy, Harold and Kumar is a rather crafty satire of racial stereotypes (which, it must be said, traffics in a few stereotypes of its own).
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jackie K. Cooper
July 29, 2004
Harold and Kumar just need to go, period!
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
David Keyes
August 1, 2004
...the movie has delivery that often overshadows the punch lines, and it's not very accessible.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
M.E. Russell
July 30, 2004
All too often, the movie piles on 'shock' comedy without the hidden art that makes shock palatable as comedy.
| Original Score: C
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