Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

After successfully seeking out the ultimate slider in the 2004 stoner comedy Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, the cannabis-craving twosome returns in this high-flying sequel that finds them labeled terrorists for attempting to sneak a… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 24, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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.

David Denby
New Yorker

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The jokes all revolve around weed, stereotypes, and Neil Patrick Harris; the stereotype stuff is by far the funniest.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

It's hard to dislike this film, even though it's so patently lame. Cho and Pen have great chemistry. And they're so amiable and endearing on screen.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A fitfully funny if somewhat less excellent sequel.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

A guilty pleasure that retains the anarchic charms of the original.

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Mark Asch
Stop Smiling

What, really, is so progressive about jockish games of yeah-dude-I-just-went-there - especially as played by guys whose views of women are stuck in high school gym class?

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

This is one of those rare pictures that can gross you out and make you think at one and the same time.

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Eileen Jones
The eXile (Russia)

My main objection boils down to this: if the filmmakers set up an anything-goes policy of outraging all notions of human dignity, they're obligated to live up to it without respecting age, race, creed, class, nationality -- or gender.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
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four stars
Aaron Neuwirth
Neil Patrick Harris: Gentlemen start your engines! It's gonna be a bumpy ride! This is a very stupid, vulgar, and predictable comedy, with some lame… More
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KJ Proulx
If any comedy deserves a sequel, it is Harold and Kumar, and even though it was very hyped and put on a larger scale with bigger actors and a bigger plot, it… More
Chris Weber
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… More
Alex roy
I really enjoyed the sequel to Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle. This film picks up right where the events of the first film left off. Harold & Kumar… More