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  • Summary: In the great cinematic tradition of "Road Trip" and "Dude, Where's My Car?" comes Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, which follows two likeable underdogs who set out on a Friday night quest to satisfy their craving for White Castle hamburgers and end up on an epic journey of deep thoughts, deeper inhaling and a wild road trip as un-PC as it gets. (New Line Cinema) Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Harold and Kumar share a quality the overgrown adolescents in films like this are never allowed to possess: They're witty, focused, and highly aware. They make having a brain look hip.
  2. A peppy, satisfying comedy that could soon become a minor classic
  3. 75
    I laughed often enough during the screening of Harold & Kumar that afterward I told Dann Gire, distinguished president of the Chicago Film Critics' Assn., that I thought maybe I should rent "Dude, Where's My Car?" and check it out.
  4. 63
    Clearly, this unabashedly silly movie, written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, is the work of people with a grasp of the stream-of-consciousness creativity that a few bong hits can impart.
  5. Reviewed by: Angel Cohn
    60
    The outlandish premise and greasy title may be a little hard to swallow, but Danny Leiner's proudly moronic film embraces its boneheadedness so cheerfully that its lowbrow charms are nearly irresistible.
  6. The multicultural cast gives a shred of substance to what's otherwise a standard adolescent gross-out flick.
  7. The official R rating is for "strong language, sexual content, drug use and some crude humor," but the MPAA is just being polite. It's all crude.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 61
  2. Negative: 7 out of 61
  1. Jul 30, 2011
    10
    Excellent comedy, it grips the viewer throughout the whole movie. They're like a better version of cheech and chong. Or the two guys from the movie How High! Expand
  2. Jul 15, 2014
    10
    Harold and Kumar is one of the funniest movies I have see. The movie has two friends who decide
    to go to a restaurant called White Castle. On
    their journey they encounter many odd strangers but
    they finally arrive at their destination, A+.
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  3. Jun 21, 2011
    9
    This movie is a minor classic. I finally got the chance to watch it after seeing the edited-for-TV version of the sequel umpteenth times. Now all I have to do is see the regular version of the sequel... and be the first in line for the third movie this Christmas! Expand
  4. Dec 12, 2013
    9
    This trip to White Castle has actors that fit their roles perfectly, and as a result is hilarious and filled with memorable moments. It has a surprisingly well delivered message, which will have you craving more. Expand
  5. Nov 19, 2011
    8
    Cult classic. I enjoyed it and I thought it was pretty funny. Yes it does get a little boring and the jokes maybe a bit too childish but its still a good comedy. Expand
  6. May 26, 2012
    8
    This movie has it all for a good movie mood.
    They got it? Of course, if they did, is very good, very good.
    It's a movie out of the ordinary,
    humor is the best.
    It made â
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  7. Nov 9, 2011
    5
    Because of movies like this there are a lot of addicts, but is kind of funny, i like this kind of movies when in a road trip or a crazy night happen a lot of random things, is a funny movie but is not good to make drugs look cool Expand

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