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.



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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

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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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  • 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…

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