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  • Summary: Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay marks the triumphant return of these two hilarious, slacker anti-heroes. Their last adventure found them traveling across country to find a White Castle hamburger in order to satisfy a weed-induced case of "the munchies." This time, the boys getHarold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay marks the triumphant return of these two hilarious, slacker anti-heroes. Their last adventure found them traveling across country to find a White Castle hamburger in order to satisfy a weed-induced case of "the munchies." This time, the boys get themselves in trouble trying to sneak a bong on board a flight to Amsterdam. Now, being suspected of terrorism, they are forced to run from the law and try to find a way to prove their innocence. What follows is an irreverent and epic journey of deep thoughts, deeper inhaling and a wild trip around the world that is as "un-PC" as it gets. (New Line Cinema) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Reviewed by: Josh Rosenblatt
    78
    Anyone can come up with jokes about incestuous rednecks or pubic hair that "looks like Osama bin Laden's beard," but it takes guts to make a comedy in which the Indian-American hero accuses an African-American TSA agent of racial profiling, all so he won't get caught smuggling weed onto a plane.
  2. Reviewed by: Jenni Miller
    75
    At the screening I attended, someone walked in wearing a shirt that read "I HEART BONGS," so that gives you a pretty good idea of the target audience. Maybe this time they will rouse themselves from the couch and make it possible for us to follow Harold and Kumar through more adventures.
  3. 70
    Honestly, the most shocking thing put forth in Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay just might be the proposition that George W. Bush is actually a pretty cool guy.
  4. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    63
    Mostly, Harold is a guilty pleasure that retains the anarchic charms of the original.
  5. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    50
    Lacks the fresh charm that made their first such an unexpected (if guilty) pleasure.
  6. You find yourself smiling at some of the bits, wincing through many, many others, and ultimately wondering if the pacing would've improved had either H or K developed a terrible cocaine habit.
  7. 30
    A largely mind-numbing experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 56
  2. Negative: 15 out of 56
  1. CarlW
    Aug 26, 2008
    10
    Absolutely hilarious! I am in the 30-45 demographic and loved it. Sure a lot of the jokes are cheap toilet humour but there was a lot more to Absolutely hilarious! I am in the 30-45 demographic and loved it. Sure a lot of the jokes are cheap toilet humour but there was a lot more to the movie than that. I give the movie a 10 even though there were some parts I didn't like because it was just so funny, clever and well directed. Rober Corddry as the Homeland Security Officer is pure gold. Seriously anyone who disliked this movie and I can see that a few people gave it a zero, should take a long hard look at themselves. Expand
  2. AlecB.
    Apr 27, 2008
    10
    Easily the funniest movie of 2008. Even better than the first Harold and Kumar. It kept me laughing from the beginning all the way to the Easily the funniest movie of 2008. Even better than the first Harold and Kumar. It kept me laughing from the beginning all the way to the end. Anybody who liked the first movie or just likes a funny comedy i strongly recommend this one Expand
  3. EnderW.
    Apr 28, 2008
    9
    Funny movie. Maybe not as great as the first one, but still a great stoner flick.
  4. PoopsM.
    Apr 28, 2008
    7
    If you enjoyed the first one, you'll enjoy this one. You are warned, however, that this films title is very misleading. It should really If you enjoyed the first one, you'll enjoy this one. You are warned, however, that this films title is very misleading. It should really be called, "Harold and Kumar Try to Get Laid" as most of the movie centers around Harold trying to find his dream woman and Kumar tries to go to Texas to stop his ex from marrying some guy who has 3 small scenes. Expand
  5. JayH.
    Jul 18, 2008
    5
    John Cho and Kal Penn are terrific, but the story and humor goes too much to the extreme, and the humor also tends to be really gross at John Cho and Kal Penn are terrific, but the story and humor goes too much to the extreme, and the humor also tends to be really gross at times. But, it does have some very funny scenes. Expand
  6. DanC
    Jan 28, 2009
    3
    Where the original was fresh, funny, and clever, the sequel is anything but. The reliance on pathetic and not-funny toilet humor is sad and Where the original was fresh, funny, and clever, the sequel is anything but. The reliance on pathetic and not-funny toilet humor is sad and off-putting. The misogyny is in full bloom, and not in a funny or clever way. Glimpses of what the movie could have been come from the hilarious scenes with Neil Patrick Harris, proving once again that he belongs in a class by himself, and the good-natured final montage in Amsterdam. The final montage captures all the goofy and sweet comedic energy that this movie could have had, but totally missed. A major disappointment. Expand
  7. JoeA.
    May 25, 2008
    0
    It was garbage. It was total anti-racist. The film makes fun of white people. It is garbage. Not funny. The guy breaks many laws and should It was garbage. It was total anti-racist. The film makes fun of white people. It is garbage. Not funny. The guy breaks many laws and should have gone to jail. Total stupid, but Neil Patrick Harris is okay. Expand

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