(1998)

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Based on 14 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
60
Chicago Reader
I kind of liked this slow, stoner comedy.
50
New York Daily News
Reefer mildness.
33
Entertainment Weekly
Sitting on your couch watching these morons sit on their couch and get wasted is like being the only straight guest at a pot party. Everyone else is laughing, and you're left wondering why.
25
San Francisco Chronicle
But their comic talents are completely wasted by an inane script whose idea of humor is to make jokes about lung cancer and the notorious Tuskegee experiment on black men with syphilis. [20 Jan 1998]
20
The humor in this movie is basically anthropological notes on doper culture and behavior: junk-food frenzies, smoking rituals and hardware, non sequitur conversation, and short-term memory loss. In other words, stuff that passed into the realm of cliché back in the time of the Johnson administration.
20
Film Threat
The title refers to your expected condition when you see this movie. Oh well. It'll be HUGE on video.
10
L.A. Weekly
The film's deadly lulls outweigh its infrequent highs.
0
Christian Science Monitor
Paying homage to drug comedies of the '70s, Half Baked is high on getting high and low on laughs.
0
A limp, predictable less-than-sitcom of a movie. It's a bomb, man, not the bomb.
0
Someone definitely inhaled too much before making this one.

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