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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. MikeS.
    Nov 15, 2005
    10
    Funny! Hilarious! If you don't laugh at this one, then you have some serious depression issues.
  2. RyanM.
    Jun 23, 2006
    10
    A generation-defining masterwork. It's a one-of-a-kind journey into the mind of the 21st century stoner, and perhaps the funniest film since the ball dropped in 2000. Expand
  3. 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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  4. PatS.
    Feb 13, 2005
    9
    H+K is a film that plays perfectly to the audience it's trying to grab. Not just stoners... but... actually... yes...just stoners, but stoners with a conscience. Or something. Stoners who like White Castle. 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. Oct 29, 2013
    6
    The movie isn't very intelligent it doesn't try to send any useful information or a good plot line your way. But it is very entertaining and you will feel like you're on that high that Harold and Kumar were on right with them, every step of the way. Expand
  7. DeanS.
    Jan 23, 2007
    3
    If I was sixteen and hadn't seen these jokes before, I would have thought it was hysterical. Since I'm not I rarely cracked a smile.

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