Up in Smoke
Up in Smoke (1978)

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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 15, 1978
DVD Release Date: November 21, 2000
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

What's lacking in Up in Smoke is a cohesiveness in both humor and characterization.

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TV Guide

The funniest of all the Cheech and Chong movies, Up in Smoke provides a feast of gags for the sympathetically minded.

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Rob Gonsalves

Cheech & Chong had their act down pat by '78 and turned out to be a natural movie-comedy team.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Director Lou Adler (the record producer) finds a few chuckles, but mostly it's amateur night.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Christopher Null

Up in Smoke is the world's most revered -- and most idiotic -- drug movie.

Time Out

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.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

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.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

one joke stretched too far

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Man Stoner: Mostly Maui Waui man, but it's got some Labrador in it.  "You'll be rolling in the aisles." Every stoner out there owes a… More
James Alvarez
The last time I saw this movie I was 10 and didn't get it. Today it still holds up as a funny movie that makes me miss my family in California.
Chris Weber
This is the film that pretty much kicked off the stoner comedy genre as we know (and as some love) to this day .Cheech and Chong were already known, but this… More
Chris Garman
This is where the stoner film began.Up in Smoke has a basic plot. Two guys are trying to score weed for 90 minutes. What they inadvertently score on the way is… More
Ken Stachnik
First twenty minutes are fun, it quickly goes down hill from there.
Khris N
"Looks like quarter pounder man!!" XD The two craziest stoners in history began life in the movies with this cult classic! And they sure… More