Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) - Adventure, Comedy

Hohum Score

11

Watchable

After being mistaken for terrorists and thrown into Guantánamo Bay, stoners Harold and Kumar escape and return to the U.S., where they proceed to flee across the country with federal agents in hot pursuit.

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Jon Hurwitz
Stars: John Cho, Kal Penn
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 38 out of 171 found boring (22.22%)

One-line Reviews (80)

I hadn't expected more than just a dumb, buddy stoner movie and when I finally saw it, I really enjoyed it.

Don't waste your money.

I guess because I've heard too many jokes on behalf of the president for some years now, and hearing more of the same is just a bit boring.

Harold and Kumar continue on their smutty, nudity filled profane and oddly enjoyable adventures.

I found the last 15 minutes pointless, as well.

Harold and Kumar do things that can be obliquely traced to drug use, you see, but most of their problems come from their unimpaired decision making, and that makes for a dull, pointless film.

Funny at times but don't waste your money seeing this at an over-priced cinema.

you know that the movie is bad when you have to introduce random p+rn to keep people from falling asleep...

why did he empty that coke can before the Negro guy -what was that supposed to mean?....

It did still make me laugh but way too infrequently for me to enjoy as a comedy even if it does have really enjoyable hits.

That was when I and the unknown woman walked out, and my date followed, equally-bewildered.

The first one was a very funny stoner film, I enjoyed it greatly.

The story lifted a little from there, and I thought that the bong/bomb confusion on the plane was clever.

Very Engaging with comedy running in veins for couple of hours after the viewing.

Ultimately, their charm rides out some of the more contrived spots and formulae.

John Cho and Kal Penn are as disarming as ever as the endearing potheads who'll go to just about any lengths to get a good high, and Neil Patrick Harris returns in a good-natured appearance playing a satirical version of himself, but the script reduces the movie to just another dumb, disjointed, anything-for-a-laugh action comedy that is long on gross-out gags and vulgarity and short on anything even remotely approaching genuine wit or humor.

The worst movie of the year.

Writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, also serving as directors this time around, have upped the ante like the sequel cliché goes.

If you like to waste your time for ugly comedy you can rent this.

Predictable ending and all that.

The President Bush thing seemed like a two-second bit that was dragged out for ten minutes, and most of the gags you could predict seconds before they actually happen.

Things were much funnier, simpler, and entertaining when the trip was just to White Castle.

For some reason I actually found the first film pretty enjoyable and it had enough laughs for me to justify coming back to the second film.

This one is more of the same, but the plot is much thinner, the jokes less funny, don't get me wrong there are some big laugh out loud moments, but his was more predictable and relied even more on stereotypes than the first film.

Funny at times but disjointed throughout .

Enjoyable nonetheless.

One has to wonder then why the best that the writer/director partnership can come up with is a muddle of insultingly predictable, unoriginal set-pieces and gags, presumably aimed at an audience which can barely tie its collective shoe laces let alone conceive of an original thought.

it is equally funny and entertaining..those no-obs who think it wasn't good......

Escape from Guantanamo Bay, while blessed with one of the most hilarious titles to grace a movie, takes only part of the formula that made the first one so enjoyable and turns it up a few notches, namely the crude, the lewd and the rude.

Scenes such as these only come off as overdone, cliché and, as a result, insulting (if anything).

Even the actors felt like they were bored.

Nothing as better then watching H and K eat those burgers at the end of the first, but this one was a little to predictable.

In a world gone crazy where reality TV humiliates and tears every shred of decency from human beings both the people taking part and the mindless minions who watch countless hours of reality drivel (funny that these are the people who find films like Harold and Kumar rude, crude and offencive)and countless romantic comedies and boring Diaz and Sandler un-comedic vehicles comes the throwback that is Harold and Kumar well acted well written with every cliché and grossness you can think of and then some thrown in for good measure no group is spared the relentless assault made me smile from start to end, watching Neil Patrick Harris as a foul mouthed stoner and the constant stereotyping of everyone from rednecks to terrorists was priceless lets hope Harold and Kumar still have some more adventures to come, and by the way I'm in my 40's my girlfriends in her 20's and my mothers 64 and we all loved it.

I certainly did not enjoy it as much as the first Harold and Kumar,it just wasn't as funny and the jokes and the story wern't as original,and a lot of it was very cheesy and cliché,something that was gladly absent from the first.

This movie is so bad, SO stupid, such a complete waste of time.

I personally enjoy unexpected scenes and this sequel is full of them.

pure garbage and stupidity ,unwatchable terrible movie -total crapfest .

While the first film wasn't perfect, it had a engaging and even charming blend of smart/stupid/stoner comedy that still won me over in the end, even if I felt like it could've been more.

In conclusion: low garbage ,pure stupidity ,unwatchable waste of time kind of movie for normal people -this movie is for teenagers only ,avoid at all costs.

And Rob Corddry was great too, which is surprising because the only other thing i've seen him in was that rather terrible television show The Winner, but he was pretty enjoyable as the fbi agent in this movie.

All I must say about Harold and Kumar's second trip is that in my opinion it was just as entertaining as the first.

It just seemed to fall short of funny, it was predictable and kinda boring and maybe a little uncomfortable.

The people who are writing these movies have a rare eye for humor that can be found in the banal.

"Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle" is enjoyable on so many different levels, mainly because of the complete and utter lack of thought behind it; that being said, the filmmakers managed to distract me from the fact that everything that was happening was absurd by the simple act of comedic timing.

I cannot understand how that disgustingly crude, unfunny, unimaginative, often slow, rubbish warrants a 7.2. More like 2 at best and that is only for the nudity and Neil Patrick Harris (although there was far too much of him and wore thin).

I give this waste of time three stars solely because Cho and Penn are such a personable pair and enjoyable to watch even in a disjointed script of recycled jokes.

Taking its cues from the formulaic crudity of Apatow and the flatly patronizing outrageousness of "Borat" (another inexplicably popular "comedy" of few laughs), Harold and Kumar's second outing indulges racist and sexist stereotypes, broadly unfunny post-9/11 "humor," and increasingly tiresome marijuana gags.

It's extremely predictable, which would be fine if the jokes and raunch were any interesting.

This is among the worst movies of the year that I have seen.

All in all this was an enjoyable film, even with its length (at 102 minutes that's a lot of fart-and-weed jokes).

Written and Directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg made an entertaining if plot heavy sequel to the original first movie.

I see a lot of people saying it was a dumb movie, waste of time, or not as good as the first one.

I really did enjoy the film somewhat, but some of the story starts to become repetitive, and it loses some of its steam as it finally comes to the end.

If your drunk while watching this with a couple of friend it might be more funny and entertaining than it really is.

After all running from the Klux Klux Klan in this movie is strangely predictable.

Boring!

I don't smoke pot, so maybe if I did, I would get the references more, but too much pot humor and it gets very boring for me.

Yes, More unexpected then White Castle?

The third film in the series, "A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas", is paradoxically the most watchable and unwatchable "Harold and Kumar" film.

This is a very good and enjoyable sequel that exhibited tons of chemistry between John Cho and Kal Penn.

It's a ridiculous movie with no plot nor story (the whole sequence of events is just random...

I think these "slacker" comedies are becoming too predictable and maybe too gross for sake of it.

The reason this movie fails is that all of the secondary characters and actors from the first film, were funny, and unpredictable, here there either not funny, or not interesting.

If that is your idea of an entertaining movie than by all means see it.

As for the premise's blatant sending up of racial stereotypes and epithets, even those get a shot of adrenaline going from the city streets of Alabama, a KKK kegger, and the bigoted government officials unable to decipher the weird Chinese dialect, called English, spoken by Harold's parents.

Cho and Penn make engaging leads and they play well to the material - that much of it isn't that good is not down to their performances, if anything they deserved better.

Harold & Kumar continue their smutty, profane, nudity filled, oddly enjoyable adventures.

Enjoyable sequel to the instant cult classic original.

But I guess what made this movie click, was that it doesn't hold back, and dared to slow things down by dipping into melodrama-romantic moments which will raise your goosebumps.

The movie got a little too serious with the lovie dovie cr*p, but it was still very entertaining.

Neil Patrick Harris playing on more screen time makes his role here even more entertaining.

And while the sequel included all of these immature things, it also came with a sense of being forced, all these cliché jokes which have been overused so many times by countless up-and-coming comedians that anyone could see them coming a mile away.

Pretty entertaining.

This is probably the worst movie I have ever seen- right up there with Street Trash (1987)

It's definitely worth watching it and also worth owning a set of 2 DVDS (so far).

Although I have yet to test the theory, I'm fairly certain watching Harold & Kumar's second caper high might make the whole mess that much more tedious.

Overall Harold and Kumar 2 was funny and even had a little heart and was a unexpected sequel.

That was the first time I ever walked out of a movie (I even sat through An American Haunting).

The character of Ron Fox is perhaps one of the worst movie characters in recent memory.

It makes for some intriguing character development, and obviously leads to some key plot points in the movie, but it just felt a bit too contrived and clichéd for my liking.