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Critically acclaimed director David Gordon Green takes a break from the brooding drama that defined such early efforts as George Washington and Undertow for this action-flavored buddy comedy concerning two pot-smoking friends (Seth Rogen and James Franco) who unwittingly become involved with a vicious gang of drug dealers. Judd Apatow and Shauna Robertson produce a script co-penned by star Rogen and Evan Goldberg. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

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"But there's still time for a gloriously unexpected coda, a moment of quiet reflection and narrative ingenuity that confirms 'Pineapple Express' as the finest comedy of the year."
‑ Tom Huddlestone, Time Out
"At its sharpest, the script by [Seth]Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote Superbad, recalls what made Superbad worth seeing: the sidewinding conversational riffs, the why-am-I-laughing? wordplay."
‑ Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"Your love of it will largely depend on how funny you find a movie with 85 percent of the jokes based on smoking weed. For the rest of you a lot of it is going to feel very silly, crammed with potty humor and overly long for such a simple subject matter."
‑ Jeffrey Lyles, Lyles' Movie Files
"In the end, that feel-good factor overrides occasional moments of discomfort."
‑ Stella Papamichael, Digital Spy
"Pineapple Express is good for a few laughs but little more; it's low-grade Apatow--I think they used to call it dirt weed."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"Watching Pineapple Express is like sitting dead sober in a room with a bunch of stoned people who are laughing uproariously. They're having a great time. You're not."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"This is an endearingly slovenly, profane movie with bursts of startling violence, but it's all played for nyuk-nyuk laughs, and it has been directed with more care than it might initially appear by David Gordon Green."
‑ Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald
"Given that cast, crew and audience were and will be baked throughout, Pineapple Express just about earns itself a pass."
‑ Ali Gray, TheShiznit.co.uk
"The movie runs red with both blood and cherry Slushies ... There's also more male affection on display here than, well, since 'Superbad' and that cowboy movie that people still complain to me about."
‑ Matt Soergel, Florida Times-Union
"Pretty bad"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Gore and yucks are not an easy combination to pull off and Team Apatow simply do not have the skills."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Never generates any big laughs, and the chase elements are so intentionally cliched they never take on a life of their own."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"This is possibly the first time a blackened, burnt corpse is played for laughs. It all flows by like so much sugar water."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"Enjoyable, but probably only as funny as it thinks it is if you're as high as Judd Apatow's salary."
‑ Anders Wotzke, Moviedex
"I'm happy anyway to see that Green can wield his considerable skill in a completely different form, with the result being such a fun movie."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, Window to the Movies
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