Pineapple Express
Pineapple Express (2008)

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… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 6, 2009
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
68%
Flixster
User Score
73%



Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Both funny and scatter shot, this loose-knit action/buddy/stoner comedy bridges genres and keeps a steady tempo of low ball laughs.

Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

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.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

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Simon Miraudo
Quickflix

High-ly recommended.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

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.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Gore and yucks are not an easy combination to pull off and Team Apatow simply do not have the skills.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Never generates any big laughs, and the chase elements are so intentionally cliched they never take on a life of their own.

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Ali Gray
TheShiznit.co.uk

Given that cast, crew and audience were and will be baked throughout, Pineapple Express just about earns itself a pass.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Incredibly low and silly action comedy about a couple of pot smokers stumbling into a case of corrupt cops and gang wars. The creators obviously thought it… More
Lucas Martins
Pineapple Express bring the nostalgia from the buddy/actions comedy genres from the 80's. Fresh.
Melvin White
Saul: It's almost a shame to smoke it. It's like killing a unicorn... with, like, a bomb.  "Put This in Your Pipe and Smoke It." Pineapple… More
Sophie Burgess
Wasn't sure what to expect but it did give quite a few good laughs and had me involved throughout. Sometimes it did feel a bit awkward watching two grown… More
Eugene Bernabe
Seth Rogen and James Franco make an unbreakable bond in this smart-witted comedy that's stoned out! The new type of comedy presents more perverse dialogue… More
Lady D'arbanville
An out of hand situation escalates in a comical Seth Rogan kind of way. The shocker of the film for me was James Franko, who should have been out of his… More

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