Reviews for A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas relies on frenetic bursts of craziness, and fans of Harold and Kumar will not be disappointed. Too much.
It's tempting to suggest that viewers shouldn't go to see "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" - the third installment in the popular stoner-comedy series - without making sure they arrive pre-loaded, if you know what I mean.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is too often bogged down with overly-sentimental drama between the two main characters. While there are a few humorous moments in the first act, the film spends a lot of time upfront playing up...
The A.V. Club
Most movies do nothing with 3-D beyond charge a few extra bucks for admission. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, the long-awaited second sequel to the 2004 stoner classic, does just about everything with 3-D.
When their third outing, A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS, opens the two friends have not seen each other in some time. Harold (John Cho) is now a successful Wall Street banker with a beautiful wife (Paula Garcés)...
On the surface, it would boil down to one question. Is A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas more of the same? The answer isn't so simple, though. Yes, the jokes are still there.
If hot boxing with Cheech and Chong was the closest you've ever come to getting a contact buzz at the movies, the haze that wafts from the screen in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas will be enough to turn your eyes a jolly shade of red as you reach...
Is A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas the best 3D Christmas stoner flick ever made? Yes. Is it the only 3D Christmas stoner flick ever made? Also yes. But is it a bad 3D Christmas stoner flick? Happily, no.
Film Freak Central
The funniest moment in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas lasts about three seconds and comes at the end of a barrage of trite digs at the Occupy Wall Street movement that could have been written by Herman Cain at the height of his powers of lucidity.
New York Post
‘hasn’t the whole 3-D thing jumped the shark by now?’’ asks a character in the often clever and intermittently hilarious stoner comedy “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.’’
“A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas” delivers exactly what fans should expect from it and even a bit more, as the actors who play the stoner icons have gotten noticeably better at their craft and the production team behind the film has gone all out...
Comic effrontery is the Bic that lights the bong in the "Harold & Kumar" movies, but willfully strained outrageousness can turn sour like that.
For a definition of "that," there's "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas," the weakest of the three.
Harold and Kumar (John Cho, Kal Penn) return to theaters with a much funnier than expected third installment, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. This film delivers the raunchiness, poor taste, and perversity other films, like the crap Hangover 2; utterly
"A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" not only lives up to its title to the power of 10, it also serves up a veritable holiday smorgasbord of remarkably inappropriate humor (a perhaps excessive number of jokes here involve a toddler's exposure to a wide...
Las Vegas Weekly
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is nestled somewhere between Miracle on 34th Street and Bad Santa, in a world with the real Santa Claus and the ultimate Christmas gift (the “Wafflebot”), but also with the latest collection of well-crafted R-rated..
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is a deft and generous comedy, with ingeniously interlocking gags and even the film's own mascot, a breakfast-making Wafflebot whose droid voice keeps saying funnier and funnier things.
With a title like "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas," here is a film that might be mistaken by the innocent for family entertainment. A better title might have been "A Very R-Rated Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas."
... if you're a fan of Harold & Kumar, you should enjoy a Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. Cho and Penn continue to be a likable pair who work well off each other and it's fun to spend time with them, even in the movie's off moments.
It wouldn't surprise me if future years slot the awkwardly-titled A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas into the same category. Although designed for an older audience than Christmas Vacation...
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas begins with a blunted bad Santa of its own (Patton Oswalt) and some 3D weed smoke that morphs into a wreath which, in turn, becomes the title sequence.
Remember Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle in 2004 or the first sequel, Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay, in 2008.? If so, you'll feel like you've already seen A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, except that it's in 3D and set around...
The Critical Critics
Now, attempting to grab the mantle of the most provoking and/or distasteful movie ever is A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
Ah, the wonders of new technology. At one point, the makers of "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" use it to hurl a handful of excrement straight at the camera. Throughout the film, it's utilized to blow pot smoke right in our faces.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas had me at the cannabis-shaped snowflakes. They waft from the screen onto the lenses of stereoscopic glasses. Ordinarily one doesn't encounter this unlikely combination of low comedy, high ideals, and cheesy optical...
Eric D. Snider
Like the holiday season or a pot brownie, "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" takes a while to kick in, but once it does it's cheerful, merry, and ultimately rather exhausting. And once a year feels like plenty.
"A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" is the film version of regifting. No matter how good the product, there's no big reason to get excited because you've seen it before.
The great news about A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is that it features some of the most original 3-D effects this side of Avatar: Raw-egg splatter comin’ right at ya, shockeroo Claymation penises that’ll rock your world, nativity Jesuses blasting
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is the film version of regifting. No matter how good the product, there’s no big reason to get excited because you’ve seen it before.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, in which our protagonist balances scat humor with claymation carnage, proclaims once more his admiration for Danny Trejo, and repeats himself more than is probably necessary,...
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, the third installment in the franchise, unfolds a half-dozen years after the conclusion of the pot-smoking pair's previous outing, Escape from Guantanamo.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is nestled somewhere between Miracle on 34th Street and Bad Santa, in a world with the real Santa Claus and the ultimate Christmas gift: the "Wafflebot,"...
St. Petersburg Times
Put aside your holiday sensibilities. It's all high times in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is just as outrageous and bizarre as its predecessors. The laughs aren’t quite as consistent and you kind of get the feeling that Kal Penn and John Cho are outgrowing this stuff, but it nevertheless delivers for fans...
Getting toasted over an open joint is the catalyst for more madcap stoner mayhem in A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, a threequel that, after two uneven predecessors, finally elevates its titular duo to the realm of ganja-comedy icons.
Big Picture Big Sound
Like "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" (and unlike "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay"), "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" focuses on a single goal: instead of finding a White Castle, now they must find a new Christmas tree.
Your take on A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas can probably be gauged by asking just one question: What do you reckon for a scene featuring one of the titular characters getting his penis stuck to an icy-cold lamppost? If you're still chuckling at the...
Film School Rejects
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is the world’s first interracial stoner buddy holiday comedy to be presented in the third dimension. It’s sure to be the last, too. A twin celebration of the joys of yuletide and bong rips...
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas gives a welcome twist to this pattern. While it inevitably succumbs to the thematic sentimentality of the festive season, it also provides plenty of crude gags and gross-out laughter along the way.
Baked crusaders Harold and Kumar return to lay waste to the holidays (and themselves) in their latest adventure, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. But that whiff in the air — other than the pot fumes coming off some of the audience — is the smell of
Well, almost. Audiences who are sober don’t win quite as much because A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, while far from lacking in entertainment value, doesn’t quite capture the impressive heights of delusion that made the first installment...
The Globe And Mail
we have A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. That sound you just heard was a million lighters firing up a million joints. And because weed smokers love math, we’re breaking the movie down by the numbers...
Harold Lee and Kumar Patel are back -- in the movie theaters. They are older, and well, not necessarily wiser. Which in a way is a good thing, since the message in the new film A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is this (if there is indeed a message...
“See you in the fourth,” Neil Patrick Harris winks to Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) about midway through their third absurdist odyssey A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, essentially summarizing just how far we have come since 2004 when Harri
Funny to its core and filmed in gloriously rendered, over the top 3D, “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” is full of the humor fans of the previous films have come to expect. And like the previous films, the story’s success revolves around it’s...
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas is the third adventure from the popular stoner duo who previously went to White Castle and escaped from Guantanamo Bay. As this movie opens, the two are actually somewhat estranged.
"A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas" is what you would expect from the third film in an unlikely franchise: less of the same.
Jackie K. Cooper
There have been three previous “Harold and Kumar” movies (one went directly to video), and now we have number four “A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas.”
Time Out New York
Santa Claus takes a bullet to the head, and our heroes whip out their bald-headed yogurt slingers for some in-your-face exposure—one time in Claymation, another in a cringing homage to A Christmas Story. The film feels padded at 89 minutes...
A Very 3D Christmas, on the other hand, feels like a chore. This is probably because everyone involved was contractually obligated to make three H&K films, and now even though Neil Patrick Harris is once again a TV star and sought after host...
It is not uncommon for me to start a review with a confession. And in the interest of putting all my cards on the table, I want to come clean about something before I dissect the new “Harold & Kumar” movie:
Killer Movie Reviews
With some films, the 3-D effect is tacked on to generate a few extra bucks at the box office. And then there are the ones like A VERY HAROLD AND KUMAR 3-D CHRISTMAS. The wisps of smoke coming off those funny cigarettes so dear to the title...
Back in 2004, there was enough inherent novelty value in a comedy pairing a Korean-American and Indian-American as stoner buddies with fast food cravings. In 2011, times haven’t changed much, and neither have Harold and Kumar.
3D technology finally justifies its existence with the arrival of A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas. Okay, that’s not quite true. Technically, it justified its existence with the display of Angelina Jolie’s virtual breasts in Beowulf...
The Austin Chronicle
This is the first of the three Harold and Kumar titles (the first two being 2004's Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle and 2008's Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay) in which the weed-loving pair aren't actively coming or going, and it shows. A grinn
Does the word "stoner" in "stoner comedy" refer to the characters in the film or the person watching it? Because if it's the latter then you came to the right guy for a Harold & Kumar review: I'm famous for my recreational drug use! You can tell by...
Although it doesn't get as ribald as it should, "A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas" takes its penis and exposed breasts scenes with a proper sense of irreverence. Newbie director/co-writer Todd Strauss-Schulson hasn't yet mastered the necessary skill ...
Sacramento News & Review
Stoner pals Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) fly off on another mad adventure when they accidentally burn down Harold’s father-in-law’s prize Christmas tree.
It’s amazing that anyone in Hollywood could find enough material to fill one movie featuring lovable(?) stoners Harold and Kumar, but here we are facing a second sequel. The baked boys are back with a seasonal romp, and outside of a few holiday tunes...
In the original Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, two lovable stoners get blitzed and have a misadventure to find munchies. In the misfire sequel, the stoners escape from Gitmo after being mistaken for terrorists on a boring journey of self-discovery.
Once the best of buds, stoner dudes Harold and Kumar reunite for a drug-fueled night before Christmas. Fans of the series will laugh (more so if they "prepare" before viewing).
The third (and last contractually-obligated) Harold & Kumar film, A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas in 3D, combines the low-brow stoner-scapades of the first two films with, for no other reason than the hell of it, the high-tech majesty of 3D.
Fan The Fire
The film which star Kal Penn had to take a leave of absence from his role in the Obama administration for is quite the dumbing down for the talented, and apparently clever, actor.
Monsters and Critics
It’s been six years since the Guantanamo Bay fiasco and Harold and Kumar agreed to disagree. They have no contact with one another. Harold finds life easier without the troublemaker and Kumar doesn’t so much but smoke pot.
The Harold & Kumar franchise has always done a few things that no other movie does, and I’m not talking about characters smoking out. For instance, as the series’ stars Kal Penn and John Cho are always quick to point out...
It’s about what you’d expect from a Harold & Kumar movie, this “Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.” There’s a baby blitzed on cocaine, Neil Patrick Harris “pretending” to be gay, every manner of bodily fluid, naked nuns, Claymation, attempte
Santa! As part of the hilarious holiday farce A Very Harold and Kumar (3D) Christmas, our sincere stoner duo must come to terms with some pretty serious sugarplums. Before their night is over, they will take on the Ukrainian mob, a baby high on cocaine...
A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas
As I walked into the theater for A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas I was walking into my very first Harold and Kumar movie.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
A VERY HAROLD AND KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS is exactly what you’d expect it to be. Much like their exploits while traveling to WHITE CASTLE or even dealing with a “meat sandwich” at GUANTANAMO BAY, somehow their friendship always survives.
Robbie Collin enjoys A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas, a highly offensive and baroquely revolting paean to the festive season.
From its title, you might assume this third film in the Harold & Kumar series is an idiotic paean to the festive season at its vapid, commercialised worst. But that would be to underestimate it: it’s also highly offensive and baroquely revolting.
Marijuana smoke, mounds of cocaine and little, bitty Ecstasy pills. Urine, feces and semen. Topless nuns, stoned kids and a bloody Santa Claus. And of course, a singing and dancing Neil Patrick Harris.
Time Out London
It takes a lot for a mainstream comedy to get an ‘18’ rating these days, but getting a three-year-old nutted on cocaine seems to have done the trick. The first ‘Harold & Kumar’ film was a sweet, low-key stoner comedy, the second a crass slapstick
A mysterious spliff gift. A ruined Christmas tree. A mad dash across New York to find a replacement. A drug-slinging mall Santa. The real Father Crimbo blasted from the sky by a random shotgun discharge. Make no mistake: this is the Harold & Kumar take on
Shadows on the Wall
A warm, squishy centre makes this smutty comedy surprisingly endearing as it bounces from one random set piece to another, by way of a series of outrageous cameos. The sex, drugs and violence get a bit tiring...
"Hasn't the whole 3D thing jumped the shark by now?" asks Harold Lee (John Cho), just before anti-Wall Street protesters pelt his assistant (Bobby Lee) — and the audience — with eggs in AVery Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.
John Cho and Kal Penn return as the genial potheads. This time Harold has become a straight businessman, but he's soon smoking pot again as he and Kumar look for a Christmas tree among the dope heads and sex fiends of New York.
A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas isn't as good as the first film but it's a lot funnier than the 2008 sequel and you definitely want to see them back for a fourth instalment. Recommended.
IT’S BEEN THREE YEARS SINCE best buds Harold (John Cho) and Kumar (Kal Penn) busted out of prison and Neil Patrick Harris rode a psychedelic unicorn to Heaven. In any sane and decent world, Harold & Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay (2008) would have...