Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004)

Directed by Danny Leiner, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle follows the life-changing (and mind-altering) journey of Korean-American investment banker Harold (John Cho) and Indian-American medical-school candidate Kumar (Kal Penn). Both… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 4, 2005
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The likable leads and subversion of racial stereotypes elevate Harold and Kumar above the typical stoner comedy.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

A multilayered goof on ethnic stereotypes...

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Silliness is the movie's only ambition, but there's something mind-blowing about seeing a fratty comedy through two pairs of Asian-American eyes, particularly when those eyes belong to actors who were token minorities in other dumb comedies.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the funniest films I've seen in a years.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Behind all the Farrelly-esque gross-out humour and Cheech & Chong-isms lies a sensitive little picture with a deftly handled anti-racism slant.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A peppy, satisfying comedy that could soon become a minor classic.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Extremely dumb and vulgar comedy; not for kids.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Stretches the boundaries of offensiveness in ways that both make us laugh and make us think.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Will seem a classic if you're stoned, and only slightly less funny if you're straight.

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

You'll laugh, you'll laugh, and you'll laugh%u2014especially if you see the movie in the cannabis enhanced glaze that the filmmakers intend.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] Original, unpretentious, funny and above all well written. The… More
Christopher Heim
The epic stoner tale of two friends who are on a mission to eat White Castle burgers. This is the plot to 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle' and… More
Albert Kim
A semi-offensive flick that doesn't take itself seriously... like at all. I'm one of the few people that have seen the 3rd installment before watching… More
KJ Proulx
The fact that a writer can create an entire 90 minute story, revolving around the fact that two guys just want a burger from white castle, is already a… More
Chris Weber
Hilarious and ridiculous stoner comedy that succeeds by not only being consistently funny, but also smart, witty, and not devoid of substance. Having a Korean… More
Adam Kelly
"Harold And Kumar" at first seems like it will be an awful American comedy, yet it is actually incredibly entertaining and very, very enjoyable. John… More

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