Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Extremely silly and vulgar comedy with some clever humor.

R 2004 87 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 23 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 16+

Funny parts, but for a mature teen

Very frequent F-word and other swears. Graphic sexual references including double penetration. Women are objectified and demeaned. Man offers his wife for sex. Two occurrences of topless women. Cocaine snorting on back of one topless woman. Plays on stereotypes (East Asian’s love math, South Asians are convenience store owners, cops beat up / unlawfully arrest African Americans, etc). Ongoing marijuana use portrayed as positive / cool. Man has fantasy relationship with large bag of week, including sex with it.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 16+

Funny and hilarious

I think this movie is hilarious and fun you will definitely enjoy it!

Movie Details

  • In theaters: July 29, 2004
  • On DVD or streaming: January 3, 2005
  • Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Malin Akerman
  • Director: Danny Leiner
  • Studio: New Line
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Run time: 87 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: strong language, sexual content, drug use and some crude humor
  • Last updated: January 1, 2023

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