Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)
Critic Consensus: It may not equal its predecessor, but Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay is still good for some laughs -- and food for thought.
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Critic Reviews for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantánamo Bay, a loosely strung-together collection of sex, race, and stoner jokes, is, by any rational standard, a terrible movie, yet I kept laughing at it, and I came out of the theatre in a good mood.
As much as I enjoyed the pot-fueled laughs and the sheer energetic lunacy of the original, I was really let down by this uninspired sequel.
The jokes all revolve around weed, stereotypes, and Neil Patrick Harris; the stereotype stuff is by far the funniest.
A guilty pleasure that retains the anarchic charms of the original.
Audience Reviews for Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
A big step (or two) down overall when compared to its predecessor, but this is still a pretty funny and extreme satirical comedy in which no one is spared. The freshness wasn't all there, but I enjoyed the movie regardless. Here's to hoping that future sequels keep from getting stale, and creativity enters back into the mix. Also, the title needs to be changed. Keeping it the way it is with how the film plays out is asinine. They need to call it Harold & Kumar go to Amsterdam or something. What hurts the movie the most, for me, is that it's a really big retread of the first, but this time they take the shock humor to some extreme and sometimes really offensive levels. Some of it does work, some doesn't, but it is overkill regardless. I still give it a lot of credit however because it does tackle some actual issues, even if it mostly prefers to focus on the dumb humor.
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay Quotes
|Kumar:||dude this is weed.|
|Kumar:||Dude this is weed.|
|George W. Bush:||thats alabama kush, thats one of the finest.|
|George W. Bush:||That's alabama kush, thats one of the finest.|
|Kumar:||so you get high then you put other people who smoke weed in jail.|
|Kumar:||So you get high then you put other people who smoke weed in jail.|
|George W. Bush:||duh.|
|George W. Bush:||Duh.|
|Kumar:||thats so hypocritical.|
|Kumar:||That's so hypocritical.|