Metascore
16

Overwhelming dislike - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
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  1. 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.
  2. 60
    I kind of liked this slow, stoner comedy.
  3. Paying homage to drug comedies of the '70s, Half Baked is high on getting high and low on laughs.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Sauter
    33
    Sitting on your couch watching these morons sit on their couch and get wasted is like being the only straight guest at a pot party. Everyone else is laughing, and you're left wondering why.
  5. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    20
    The title refers to your expected condition when you see this movie. Oh well. It'll be HUGE on video.
  6. 10
    The film's deadly lulls outweigh its infrequent highs.
  7. Reviewed by: Bob Heisler
    0
    A limp, predictable less-than-sitcom of a movie. It's a bomb, man, not the bomb.
  8. Reviewed by: Ruthe Stein
    25
    But their comic talents are completely wasted by an inane script whose idea of humor is to make jokes about lung cancer and the notorious Tuskegee experiment on black men with syphilis. [20 Jan 1998]
  9. 30
    The main problem, however, is Tamra Davis' leaden direction, which prevents Half-Baked from developing comic momentum. There are a few scattered laughs.
  10. Not very funny, intellignet or grippingly plotted, it is likely to appeal only to those who think that anything to do with marijuana - smoking, sharing, stealing or selling - constitutes the Everest of rip-roaring hilarity. [17 Jan 1998]
  11. 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.
  12. Reviewed by: Brendan Kelly
    30
    A couple of hash brownies short of a satisfying cinematic picnic, with far too few comic highs during the bigscreen reefer party.
  13. Someone definitely inhaled too much before making this one.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 58
  2. Negative: 4 out of 58
  1. AdamT.
    Aug 26, 2008
    10
    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 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. Full Review »
  2. KaseyS.
    Mar 29, 2008
    9
    They need to add a section where we can find the highest USER rated movies. because if this movie scored a freakin 16/100 you can't They need to add a section where we can find the highest USER rated movies. because if this movie scored a freakin 16/100 you can't trust a critic!! Half Baked is absolutely hilarious... I could watch it 100 times... every time it's been on tv I'm there! hell I'm gonna go buy it on dvd just for the good karma that will result in having this awesome movie in my house. Full Review »
  3. Jan 10, 2015
    10
    Its is best if you smoke before and during, but I first seen it at the movie theater with a friend and his father neither of them smoked andIts is best if you smoke before and during, but I first seen it at the movie theater with a friend and his father neither of them smoked and at that time I had only a few times, and not before seeing it my first time...but that did not tarnish this movie, I have loved it,will love it going into my next life... thank you for all the great memories! Full Review »