Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 8 out of 17
  1. 70
    My friend even supplied a blurbable quote: "The best dumbass-buddy comedy I've seen since "Wayne's World!"
  2. What holds the movie together -- albeit tenuously -- is the surprisingly sweet-natured pairing of Jesse and Chester.
  3. Don't tell Mom, but everybody seems stoned.
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    If you accept the film on its own brain-damaged level, there actually are laughs to be had.
  5. Tasteless at times, but where's the yuck?
  6. Reviewed by: Sean Means
    Just another lame slacker comedy.
  7. 40
    Writer Philip Stark ("That '70s Show") and director Danny Leiner ("Freaks and Geeks") apply mature comic instincts to an adolescent genre.
  8. At the end of 83 unmerciful minutes, audiences will be exclaiming, "Dude, I can't believe I sat through that movie!?" Stick to the trailer.
  9. An almost chuckle-free mess, so amateurish and lame that the cast often has that embarrassed look you see on dogs given ridiculous haircuts.
  10. Any civilization that can produce a movie this stupid probably deserves to be hit by famine and pestilence.
  11. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    None, repeat, none of this is funny.
  12. The definition of aiming low is when the John Hughes film you're ripping off is ''Weird Science."
  13. Reviewed by: Ernesto Lechner
    There's a benign, peace-loving air about it all that forces you to accept and embrace the film's two central characters.
  14. 40
    A film where everyone -- white, black, gay or otherwise -- is equally, lovably dumb.
  15. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    Aimed squarely at adolescents who might find "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure" too intellectually taxing.
  16. 0
    In the real audience with which I watched it, the only laughs were from kids under eight or nine, mostly at hilarious "hooter" jokes.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 180 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 97
  2. Negative: 12 out of 97
  1. EmmaP.
    Sep 22, 2001
    THIS MOVIE IS MY FAVORITE ONE! I never had so much fun in my life watching movies and I hate dumb comedies, so this movie is just Sweeeeeeeet dude!
  2. RahulD
    Apr 20, 2008
    I don't see why people enjoy this. It was the worst comedy I have ever seen. If you want to watch a "stupid" but funny comedy, try I don't see why people enjoy this. It was the worst comedy I have ever seen. If you want to watch a "stupid" but funny comedy, try Zoolander or even Harold and Kumar. Full Review »
  3. MatthewR.
    May 19, 2010
    I will never get those 84 minutes of my life back. Awful, really awful.