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Based on 27 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
75
It's not exactly high art, but it's certainly high.
75
Premiere
At the screening I attended, someone walked in wearing a shirt that read "I HEART BONGS," so that gives you a pretty good idea of the target audience. Maybe this time they will rouse themselves from the couch and make it possible for us to follow Harold and Kumar through more adventures.
67
Harold and Kumar, fortunately, never lose their verbally relentless way of delivering raunch as pure common sense.
63
Mostly, Harold is a guilty pleasure that retains the anarchic charms of the original.
63
If only the wit weren't overwhelmed by lame jokes about body parts, functions and fluids.
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.
63
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
No political tract, but it can be surprisingly bold.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
Lacks the fresh charm that made their first such an unexpected (if guilty) pleasure.
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.
50
Among the variations of gags from the original are a threesome involving Harold, Kumar and a giant bag of marijuana.
40
It's a big fat missed opportunity.

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