Pineapple Express

Critics Consensus

Both funny and scatter shot, this loose-knit action/buddy/stoner comedy bridges genres and keeps a steady tempo of low ball laughs.



Total Count: 200


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User Ratings: 302,279
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Critically acclaimed director David Gordon Green takes a break from the brooding drama that defined such early efforts as George Washington and Undertow for this action-flavored buddy comedy concerning two pot-smoking friends (Seth Rogen and James Franco) who unwittingly become involved with a vicious gang of drug dealers. Judd Apatow and Shauna Robertson produce a script co-penned by star Rogen and Evan Goldberg. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi


Seth Rogen
as Dale Denton
James Franco
as Saul Silver
Gary Cole
as Ted Jones
Rosie Perez
as Carol/Female Cop
Amber Heard
as Angie Anderson
Bill Hader
as Private Miller
James Remar
as Gen. Bratt
Kevin Corrigan
as Budlofsky
Nora Dunn
as Shannon
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Critic Reviews for Pineapple Express

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  • Apatow's former confidence about not underestimating the intelligence of his audiences seems to have largely disappeared.

    Sep 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/5
  • 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.

    Sep 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The problem about being hopelessly stoned is that you also become hopelessly boring. So it is here.

    Sep 12, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Sep 12, 2008 | Rating: 4/6 | Full Review…
  • Watching Pineapple Express is like sitting dead sober in a room with a bunch of stoned people who are laughing uproariously. They're having a great time. You're not.

    Aug 11, 2008
  • Gore and yucks are not an easy combination to pull off and Team Apatow simply do not have the skills.

    Aug 8, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Pineapple Express

  • Apr 01, 2017
    the worst film i've seen IN YEARS! painful! time i cannot get back.
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer
  • Feb 27, 2016
    Pineapple Express is hilarious, has two great leads and as well as being action packed. Pineapple Express is a lot of fun, but don't go into it expecting it to be artsy or anything... actually come to think of it... it is!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2013
    Celebrity stoners Rogan and Franco clearly were sober enough to make this not too bad comedy about the epic quest for perfect pot. Perhaps not as a memorable as Superbad or Knocked Up but it nonetheless isn't a waste of time.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Nov 06, 2012
    A brilliant really funny film from start to finish one of Seths best, Great stoner film, The plot was different and well told and it's suprisingly full of action that's great and full of humour that works well.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer

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