Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay details
|Formats:||18 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||John Cho, Kal Penn, Roger Bart, Richard Christy, Jack Conley, Rob Corddry, Tamara Feldman, Neil Patrick Harris|
|Directors:||Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay
|Run time:||1 hour 40 minutes|
|Rental release:||22 Sep 2008|
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More of the same...By Meako (59 reviews) from Sheffield , 24 May 2008
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[Highly rated reviewer]If you have seen the first Harold and Kumar film, where they get high and spend the film hunting down a White Castle fast-food place to sort out their munchies, then you will know pretty much what to expect from this sequel.
The film begins practically right where the last one left off, with the two guys preparing to journey to Amsterdam so that Harold can be with Maria. However a misunderstanding, and a wave of terrorist paranoia, sees the pair taken off the plane and branded as terror suspects before being deposited in Guantanamo Bay. A lucky escape later and they find themselves on the run trying to clear their name. Along their journey to get help they run into all manner of American folk, and Neil Patrick Harris (who once more plays himself up to great comic effect).
The film begins pretty much as it means to go on, and in the opening moments we have diarroea gags and masturbation jokes, pretty much setting the level that they intend to play to. However in amongst the gross out antics there are also (as with the first film) some genuinely great comedic turns, and the two leads are once more easy to watch and like. In amongst the wit and capers there are less-than subtle plays on the race issues in the US at present, although there is a good message conveyed towards the end. There is also a new love story this time as Kumar meets the one that got away and realises he wants her back.
All in all, if you watched the first and loved it, then you will enjoy the stoner duo continue their antics in this film. If you didn't enjoy the first film, then don't expect anything from this one. As for me.....yeah, I dug it :)
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Dopey and WeedyBy Whipster (663 reviews) from Shropshire , 17 Mar 2010Stoner movie with a few wry smiles along the way. Guess its aimed at pre-pubescent males. Mostly it's very silly and forced but surely you'd know that before renting it. Unfortunately most of the jokes are centred on stereotypical characters which are predominantly not very funny. After a night down the pub it might be worth a watch. Average 3 stars.
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo BayBy manutd92 (2 reviews) from Northampton , 12 Feb 2010Great movie, so funny, rude and explicit, the perfect combination. Hopefully they make a third movie :D
Infantile at bestBy a customer from Milton Keynes , 09 Feb 2010This was the most crass and vulgar film I have seen since Animal House in the 80's. Humour best suited to adolescent boys! It was so bad I switched off after 45 minutes and I only watched that much as I kept hoping it would get better. Very disappointing
Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo BayBy a customer from London , 02 Feb 2010Highly disappointed, I had high expectations. I thought the 1st one was a bundle of laughs.
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Harold and Kumar escape from Guantanamo BayBy a customer from kent , 30 Jan 2010Starts off well then then slowly drops, the wife loved it.