Pineapple Express Reviews

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November 24, 2011
November 17, 2011
September 12, 2008
Apatow's former confidence about not underestimating the intelligence of his audiences seems to have largely disappeared.
September 12, 2008
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.
September 12, 2008
The problem about being hopelessly stoned is that you also become hopelessly boring. So it is here.
September 12, 2008
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.
August 11, 2008
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.
August 8, 2008
Gore and yucks are not an easy combination to pull off and Team Apatow simply do not have the skills.
August 7, 2008
At its sharpest, the script by [Seth]Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote Superbad, recalls what made Superbad worth seeing: the sidewinding conversational riffs, the why-am-I-laughing? wordplay.
August 7, 2008
This is an endearingly slovenly, profane movie with bursts of startling violence, but it's all played for nyuk-nyuk laughs, and it has been directed with more care than it might initially appear by David Gordon Green.
August 6, 2008
Never generates any big laughs, and the chase elements are so intentionally cliched they never take on a life of their own.
August 6, 2008
Imagine Superbad, but with fear of drug-related homicide replacing adolescent sexual panic as the excuse for male bonding, and you won't be too far off.
August 6, 2008
The swath of destruction these boys leave in their wake seems disproportionate to the prevailing mood of dopey fun.
August 6, 2008
This by turns inspired, goofy and finally weirdly hyper-violent celebration of male bonding and chronic Peter Panism joins such classics as Up in Smoke and the Harold & Kumar oeuvre in its sunny, raunchy acceptance of its own idiocy.
August 6, 2008
Apatow and Green are just throwing whatever they can at the screen, to see what will get either a laugh or a grimace. More likely the latter, since you'll likely leave the theatre wondering if you saw a comedy or a Sam Peckinpah movie.
August 6, 2008
A comedy that brings a nicely deflating note of realism to action-film mayhem, as well as being one of the few drug movies you don't have to be high to enjoy.
August 6, 2008
It's a funny, mostly harmless and entertaining film with a bad case of dry mouth.
August 6, 2008
The movie is so wayward and fuzzy that, for the unbaked, at least, there's very little pleasure to be had in trying to follow it. The thing is so desultory and aimless that it seems like work to try to laugh at it.
August 6, 2008
The movie's too long -- and the violence and mayhem are unexpectedly harsh and heavy -- but Franco's inspired, looped performance is right up there in the annals of reefer filmdom with Jeff Bridges' the Dude in The Big Lebowski.
August 6, 2008
This one takes the action comedy to places -- irresponsible, violent, and funny -- that it has never been before.
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