83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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.
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75

Chicago Tribune

This stoner buddy movie is filled with raunchy, gross-out humor. It's immature, clunky and probably the best bit of groundbreaking social commentary we've seen in years.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
The most gut-bustingly funny movie so far this year.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Penn's Kumar could become Jeff Spicoli for the generation of college kids who've never seen "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" but always seem to have a copy of "Dude, Where's My Car?" cued up at a moment's notice.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
A blissfully silly, character-driven road movie with impressive laugh-per-minute performance specs.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
The recent model for this kind of surreal jazz-riff comedy is Doug Liman's 1999 "Go," a neo-classic. But you know already from the director (Dude, Where's My Car?'s Danny Leiner) if this movie is for you. Leiner has cornered the recent market on low-rent farces.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Pretty standard stuff, mixing a few truly clever moments with facile drug humor and throwaway female characters.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The laugh ratio in this run-on of skits is pretty low, at least to the unaltered mind of one who's seen enough of these films and eaten enough White Castle burgers to last a lifetime.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The twist of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, a laugh-out-loud if not-exactly-good stoner comedy, is that its heroes, an entry-level investment banker and a brainiac pre-med student, are not dimwits.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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