'A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas' Critic Reviews

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MovieWeb:   4 reviews
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Rotten Tomatoes:   128 reviews
  • Julian Roman MovieWeb (Top Critic)
    70
    Harold and Kumar is gleefully offensive to all. You'll never look at babies or waffles the same way again.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    92
    In its shaggy, pleasure-bombed, '80s-meets-2011 way, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is a deft and generous comedy...
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Neil Genzlinger New York Times (Top Critic)
    60
    If the sight of a baby covered in powdered cocaine offends you, you are an idiot for having gone to a Harold and Kumar movie.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    63
    Harold and Kumar's Christmas movie is silly, if uneven, fun. While it mocks 3-D technology, it also makes relatively fresh use of it and qualifies as the most ambitious of the trio of films.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    63
    While not as funny as the original, 2004's "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," it's still a modest improvement over the 2008 sequel, "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay."
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    75
    Leave it to a "Harold & Kumar'' movie to expose modern 3-D for the tawdry gimmick it is while understanding that's at least half the enjoyment.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Melissa Anderson Village Voice (Top Critic)
    The third installment still reads as angry, but the ire comes across as self-loathing, the filmmakers unable to mask their cynicism about their own project.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Glenn Kenny MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    80
    Not only did I laugh, I was finally convinced that the film's heart, such as it is, was in the right place.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    63
    It's not that I was particularly offended; it's that I didn't laugh very much.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    38
    The 3-D only makes the general not-funniness that much closer.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • J. R. Jones Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    [A] relentless barrage of tasteless gags, most of them damned funny.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    63
    Two cheers for Harold & Kumar 3D.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Colin Covert Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    75
    This film will stuff your stocking with profane, perverse, politically incorrect glee.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    59
    Harold & Kumar is all about Cho and Penn, who make the doofus duo into likable, harmless, upbeat characters who happen to be blasted a good deal of the time. 3D Christmas is proudly ridiculous stuff.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    60
    "A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas" is what you would expect from the third film in an unlikely franchise: less of the same.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Justin Chang Variety (Top Critic)
    By now, Cho and Penn have got their Asian-American Abbott-and-Costello routine down so cold, they're a pleasure to spend time with even if the proceedings are less than inspired.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    75
    Goes out of its way to offend virtually everyone, including Mexicans, Jews, African- Americans and especially evangelical Christians.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Moore Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    38
    Seriously, someday you guys are going to sober up, catch this on video and wonder what gave you the giggles all those White Castle runs ago.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Linda Barnard Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    38
    Neil Patrick Harris makes a quip that he'll see the guys in the fourth feature. Let's put a stop to that notion right now. That's all I want for Christmas, dudes.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • William Goss Film.com (Top Critic)
    The resulting hodge-podge of low-brow gags and winking humor is surprisingly spirited, and has the distinct advantage of not being as immediately dated as half of the humor in Guantanamo already is.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Dave McGinn Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    63
    The laughs may not be as strong as they were the first time, and the sense of discovering something fantastically illicit may have faded to mellow, familiar charms that come with the occasional giggle fit, but that's life as a stoner comedy.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Andrew O'Hehir Salon.com (Top Critic)
    It's pretty much one ridiculous set-piece after another, and you absolutely don't need to be wasted to enjoy them.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Dana Stevens Slate (Top Critic)
    This third movie, a proudly unambitious buddy comedy, brings the franchise back to home turf, both geographically and thematically.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    63
    If there's a complaint to be made, it's that the humor could be less scattershot.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Deborah Young Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    Full Review » 3 years ago
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