Humboldt County
Humboldt County (2008)

An ambitious and straight-laced young man falls in with a group of stoners and aging hippies in this independent comedy drama. Peter Hadley (Jeremy Strong) is a medical student in his early twenties whose dreams of a residency at a… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 26, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2009
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Maureen M. Hart
Chicago Tribune

Be prepared: Humboldt County is a slow starter. But what appears to be the cliched uptight nerd liberated by flighty sprite tale evolves into something deeper, darker, more resonant.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

So much pot is smoked in the agreeable drama Humboldt County that you may come away from it with a contact high.

Jay Antani

the whole thing feels wrong and cheeky

Joe Leydon

An amiably paced, character-driven comedy-drama about a disenchanted student who finds himself among the unreconstructed hippies and second-generation fringe dwellers who farm marijuana in the Lost Coast region of Northern California.

Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Humboldt County has an impressive cast and captures some of that era's fuzzy rebelliousness and humanism, but taken on its own the picture is finally thin stuff.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

It becomes an endearing journey, even with the shock of Bogart's sudden departure from the scene and the movie's change of pace.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Possibly it might be of some interest with the right amount of buzz, but then so is a passing cloud.

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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

A relaxed, sweetly amusing little indie effort that'll make you want to hang out with its inhabitants, except with better snack food than they have.

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Don R. Lewis
Film Threat

The characters are so well defined, the acting so top-notch and the cinematography so stunning, I was able to forgive what I saw as script issues.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
"It was a little further out than he thought." Humboldt County is a very disappointing film. It has a few scenes that are really good and every time… More
Walter M.
In "Humboldt County," Peter(Jeremy Strong) botches his final exam so badly that even his father(Peter Bogdanovich) is forced to fail him, making him… More
Devon Bott
An uptight med student gets kidnapped by a bunch of dirty pot-growing hippies. No, really. Not that I have anything against dirty hippies, but these dirty… More
William Goss
A pleasant dramedy about a medical student and the pot farmers who manage to shake him out of his ennui.
Curtis Lilly
Takes me back to high school days, hanging out with grown adults who give pot to kids. Brad Dourif is my hero.
James Bond, Jr.
A quirkly little film about self-discovery. Yeah there is a bunch of pot farming and smoking, and most of that is amusing. But the heart of the film is about… More