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  • Summary: An adventure of three potheads trying to find cash to bail their friend out of jail. But just when the guys have mastered a plan to steal and sell medicinal-grade marijuana, everything comes dangerously close to going up in smoke!
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. 60
    I kind of liked this slow, stoner comedy.
  2. 50
    The plot is simply an excuse for a string of good-natured dope jokes (come on -- you have to love that their hookah is called Billy Bong Thornton) and goofy sight gags inspired by everything from Jerry Garcia to Jerry Maguire, most of which are undoubtedly funniest if you're eight miles high.
  3. The humor in this movie is basically anthropological notes on doper culture and behavior: junk-food frenzies, smoking rituals and hardware, non sequitur conversation, and short-term memory loss. In other words, stuff that passed into the realm of cliché back in the time of the Johnson administration.
  4. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    The title refers to your expected condition when you see this movie. Oh well. It'll be HUGE on video.
  5. 10
    The film's deadly lulls outweigh its infrequent highs.
  6. Someone definitely inhaled too much before making this one.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 56
  2. Negative: 4 out of 56
  1. AdamT.
    Aug 26, 2008
    Half Baked is an amazing comedy, you don't have to be stoned to be busting up laughing through the whole movie. Half baked is deffinatly a stoner comedy though, so if you smoke pot, this movie will almost certainly be in your top 10 favorite movies. Expand
  2. JimmyP.
    Jul 30, 2006
    Classic cult film...before dave chappelle was dave chappelle. Classic stoner scenerio, original in getting laughs.
  3. Val
    Sep 15, 2005
    I love this move its to funniest ever.
  4. BrianK
    Apr 5, 2007
    This is an example of "sometimes even the best critics get it wrong" this is the best Pot movie since Cheech and Chong. David Chapelle is hilarious. This movie is his stand up and it is funny, from start to finish, I don't understand why the dumber, more dismal and lamer Harold and Kumar is lauded by critics so much and this movie gets horrible reviews. I know critics smoked up, so it's not like they can just sit there and not get it! Expand
  5. CashA.
    Feb 25, 2009
    One of my favorite movies to watch when I'm bored. Granted, the second half drags on a little bit, but this movie gave my generation some great stoner quotes. Expand
  6. Dec 21, 2013
    Its funny how different the critic reviews and the user reviews are.. this is a stoner man it dont get any better than this for a pothead film! Definitely in my top 5 stoner flicks of all time. This is the movie that setdave chappelle on fire and if you love dave youll love this Expand
  7. DanD
    Sep 29, 2005
    This movie is just plain stupid. I didn't laugh once and didnt think any of the jokes were funny in the least. Skip this sorry excuse for a movie. Expand

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