60

Chicago Reader

By Lisa Alspector
I kind of liked this slow, stoner comedy.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
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.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Reefer mildness.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

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.
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30

The A.V. Club

By Nathan Rabin
The main problem, however, is Tamra Davis' leaden direction, which prevents Half-Baked from developing comic momentum. There are a few scattered laughs.
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30

Variety

A couple of hash brownies short of a satisfying cinematic picnic, with far too few comic highs during the bigscreen reefer party.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

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]
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20

Film Threat

By Ron Wells
The title refers to your expected condition when you see this movie. Oh well. It'll be HUGE on video.
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Russell Smith
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.
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0

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Paying homage to drug comedies of the '70s, Half Baked is high on getting high and low on laughs.
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16 out of 100
Overwhelming dislike
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