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75
The A.V. Club
The big payoff, of course, is Neil Patrick Harris reprising his role as "Neil Patrick Harris."
75
It's not exactly high art, but it's certainly high.
70
Variety
An over-the-top and beyond-PC comedy that sometimes deftly, sometimes slapdashedly infuses party-hearty anarchy with hectoring moral outrage.
70
Precisely because their attitudes are so bluntly hedonistic and apolitical, Harold and Kumar manage to be fairly persuasive when they get around to criticizing the status quo, which the movie has the wit to acknowledge itself as part of.
63
The movie is unpolished, unabashedly un-PC, and takes on as many "sacred cows" as it can uncover in a slightly-too-long 105 minutes.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Lacks the fresh charm that made their first such an unexpected (if guilty) pleasure.
50
Mostly dumb, no matter how desperately and even valiantly it aims for "thinky."
50
Charlotte Observer
It can devote itself entirely to bodily functions or, having established its grossness quotient, take the high road toward satire like its 2004 predecessor, "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle." It fails mainly because it does neither.
50
Chicago Tribune
You find yourself smiling at some of the bits, wincing through many, many others, and ultimately wondering if the pacing would've improved had either H or K developed a terrible cocaine habit.
30
Village Voice
A largely mind-numbing experience.

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