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Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

also known as “Harold And Kumar 2”
MPA Rating: R-Rating (MPA) for strong crude and sexual content, graphic nudity, pervasive language and drug use.
Moral Rating: Not Recommended
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Primary Audience: Adults
Genre: Adventure Comedy Sequel
Length: 1 hr. 42 min.
Year of Release: 2008
USA Release: April 25, 2008 (wide—2400 theaters)
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Featuring John Cho, Kal Penn, Roger Bart, Richard Christy, Jack Conley, Rob Corddry, Brad Dison, Juli Erickson, Tamara Feldman, Ted Ferguson, Wilbur Fitzgerald, Paula Garcés, Danneel Harris, Neil Patrick Harris, Ed Helms, Adam Herschman, Josh Heald, Jason Konopisos, David Krumholtz, Clyde Kusatsu, Carsten H.W. Lorenz, Crystal Mantecon, Christopher Meloni, Steven Miramontz, D'Anthony Palms, Jon Reep, Ava Santana, Errol Sitahal, Amir Talai, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Chuck Vail, Todd Voltz, Chris Warner, Eric Winter
Director Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg
Producer David Brewington, Nicole Brown, Joseph Drake, Iddo Lampton Enochs Jr., Jon Hurwitz, Nathan Kahane, Kelli Konop, Carsten H.W. Lorenz, Hayden Schlossberg, Greg Shapiro
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, division of Warner Bros. Pictures

“This time they're running from the joint.”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “‘Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo’ marks the return of these two slacker anti-heroes. The movie stars John Cho as Harold and Kal Penn as Kumar, two stoners who can't seem to get a break. Their last adventure found them traveling across country to find a White Castle hamburger in order to satisfy a weed-induced case of ‘the munchies.’

This time, the boys get themselves in trouble trying to sneak a bong onboard a flight to Amsterdam. Now, being suspected of terrorism, they are forced to run from the law and try to find a way to prove their innocence. What follows is an irreverent and epic journey of deep thoughts, deeper inhaling and a wild trip around the world that is as ‘un-PC’ as it gets.”

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Negative—A bit funny in parts, but mostly just garbage for the mind. There is much which is very offensive to a Christian, so stay away. There is no shame about any kind of sexual subject in this movie.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 2
Joe Scott, age 30
Movie Critics
…Alcohol/Drugs: Extreme… Profanity: Extreme… Sex/Nudity: Extreme…
…weed-obsessed… It's not exactly high art, but it's certainly high. …
Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
…dutifully average sequel… Chasing freedom’s not as funny as chasing fast food…
Matt Pais, Chicago Tribune
…you'll only enjoy this movie if you can appreciate the lighter side of KKK rallies, presidential potheads, full-frontal nudists (of both genders) and Homeland Security fascists who mistake the U.S. Bill of Rights for toilet paper. …
Peter Howell, Toronto Star
…low laughs… And you get to see prisoners at Gitmo being forced to perform sodomy on burly Marines. …
Lou Lumenick, New York Post
…you end up wishing for something more consistently smart and amusing.
The Associated Press
…lacks the originality and big laughs of “White Castle”, relying on a crude joke instead of a smart one. …
Cole Haddon, Baltimore City Paper