A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

2011 "Christmas comes prematurely."
6.2| 1h48m| R| en
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Six years have elapsed since Guantanamo Bay, leaving Harold and Kumar estranged from one another with very different families, friends and lives. But when Kumar arrives on Harold's doorstep during the holiday season with a mysterious package in hand, he inadvertently burns down Harold's father-in-law's beloved Christmas tree. To fix the problem, Harold and Kumar embark on a mission through New York City to find the perfect Christmas tree, once again stumbling into trouble at every single turn.

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Jeanskynebu the audience applauded
Evengyny Thanks for the memories!
HeadlinesExotic Boring
Crwthod A lot more amusing than I thought it would be.
Rich Wright Harold and Kumar need a new joke book. Pretty much all the material here... about drugs, sex, religion, race... has been done before, in both their two previous pictures and in other 'adult' comedies... only better. The couple of exceptions are a scene where one of the hapless duo gets his genitalia frozen to a metal pole... have to say THAT'S original (Shame it's more cringeworthy than humorous, though). And a sequence set entirely in claymation while they're completely off their heads, which is inventive, if not really hitting the funny bone dead centre.Oh, I almost forgot... there's some added 3D moments for those who are 'lucky' enough to watch it on that format (I didn't). But honestly... if you miss out on seeing a doobie flying towards you, who cares? Neil Patrick Harris returns for his traditional cameo... we find out he faked his own death, faked being a homosexual and he HATES pancakes. ZZZZ. Moving on. They knock Santa Claus out of the sky, find out both of their partners are pregnant and celebrate Xmas by having a puff outside. How touching.Not destined to go down as a seasonal classic, I fear. 5/10
Jack Banister This review may dampen my credibility as a reviewer on these forums, but I don't care! I love this movie and think it was far better than "Escape from Guantanamo Bay." Does this movie recycle the same jokes and BS from the previous movies? Hell yeah! Is it still funny? HELL YEAH! Seriously, this film will go into my closely guarded Christmas collection which yes, includes classics such as "It's a Wonderful Life," "Christmas Carol," and "White Christmas." I might also add that the use of 3D technology in this film, though completely unnecessary, is actually one of the best uses of it I've ever seen in a "3D movie." It's a visually impressive, funny bone tickling, Danny Trejo pissin' off, hell of a movie! Gotta love it. Also Harold's wife is SMOKING hot. Hot damn!Can't forget..."Pancakes are f#cking gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay........." LOL.Pure entertainment! Sometimes that's what you want int a movie.
anyo33 What a terrible waste of cinema time. These movies are made to desensitize the public ...especially when Jesus takes a liquor shot then calls God to complain his friend is getting a hand job..... come on ..... I am not of any faith but do know a lot about religion. The Jew writers and Jew run Hollywood is shoving this crap down our throats. Can anyone explain why this kinda crap even gets produced? The Kumar crap before and after this dud will continue to brainwash young adults....who knows maybe Kumar will go gay on the next one and be the devil thereafter. At some point people will wake up and expose this crap.
Argemaluco The film Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle deservedly became a cult classic in 2003, because besides its references to the "stoner" culture and the irreverent humor, there was a solid basis of sincere friendship which humanized the main characters, and avoided them to become simple caricatures making stupidities under the influence of marijuana (among other drugs). And on top of that, the chemistry between actors Kal Penn and John Cho was absolutely perfect. The sequel Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay was moderately entertaining but mediocre, because its disproportionate and surrealistic humor ended up sacrificing the dynamic between the main characters. So, I had low expectations before watching A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, because its trailers suggested a repetition of the febrile and unbridled style of the second film, instead of the "character comedy" from the first one. Fortunately, that expectation ended up being only partially true, so I ended up enjoying this third movie more than Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, but less than Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle.The screenplay of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas attempts to gradually increment the level of the main characters' adventures in order to bring some rhythm to the narrative, but when we lead to the cameo of Jesus Christ and Santa Claus' surgery, it's already too late to ask for any coherence or realism. However, co-screenwriters Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Scholssberg made the good decision of basing all those ridiculous things on the existing relationship between Harold and Kumar, something which brings a human touch to their vulgar adventures. Leaving the most absurd moments aside, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas rounds on the re-discovery of an abandoned friendship, and in that aspect, Cho and Penn took their performances seriously. In other words, what I liked the most in this movie was the honest expression of loyalty and friendship between the main characters.The irreverent and politically incorrect humor is exactly what we can expect in a Harold and Kumar movie, so in order not to ruin the best moments of A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, I will mention that I approximately laughed 20% of the times, I smiled a 50%, and the remaining 30% produced a slight irritation on me. Something which starts well but ends up tiring a little bit is the satire of the 3D format...even though some of those jokes would have worked better watching it in the cinema. Anyway, I can give a moderate recommendation to A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas because it managed to keep me entertained, even though I would have preferred less surrealism, less exaggeration and more humor based on the interaction between the main characters.