Up in Smoke
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Then professional potheads Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong teamed up for Cheech & Chong: Up In Smoke, which features the drug-addled duo on a road trip throughout California; that is to say, a road-trip they hope will culminate in finding some quality weed. Instead, a series of mishaps result in their respective deportations to Mexico. Desperate to get back to the states so they can perform in their band's gig later that night, Cheech and Chong unwittingly agree to drive a very unique car across the border -- rather than steel and various metal bits, the vehicle is constructed entirely out of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 38%

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"What's lacking in Up in Smoke is a cohesiveness in both humor and characterization."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The funniest of all the Cheech and Chong movies, Up in Smoke provides a feast of gags for the sympathetically minded."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Cheech & Chong had their act down pat by '78 and turned out to be a natural movie-comedy team."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"A cult drug movie that lacks decent acting, script or direction."
‑ , Film4
"Director Lou Adler (the record producer) finds a few chuckles, but mostly it's amateur night."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"This Cheech and Chong weed comedy was dismissed by most critics (and parents) but it was embraced by young viewers and launched the subgenre of "stoner" comedies way before Linklater made Slacker."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Up in Smoke is the world's most revered -- and most idiotic -- drug movie."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The duo wrote the genial script about the never-ending search for great pot, and a good supporting cast co-stars."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"As the most fun comes not from watching the movie but from recalling great lines later, it would seem that the audio success of C & C has not translated too well into visuals."
‑ , Time Out
"As far as comedic ingredients go, weed is not so much a surefire laugh-getter as it is a free-floating lubricant capable of setting off wicked complications."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"one joke stretched too far"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The boys first, and still their best, foray into cinematic stonededness."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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