The laughs may not be as strong as they were the first time, and the sense of discovering something fantastically illicit may have faded to mellow, familiar charms that come with the occasional giggle fit, but that's life as a stoner comedy.
-Dave McGinnFull Review
This film will stuff your stocking with profane, perverse, politically incorrect glee.
-Colin CovertFull Review
If there's a complaint to be made, it's that the humor could be less scattershot.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
Of course it's offensive and crude. It's also hilarious at times.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
In its shaggy, pleasure-bombed, '80s-meets-2011 way, A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas is a deft and generous comedy...
-Owen GleibermanFull Review
This third movie, a proudly unambitious buddy comedy, brings the franchise back to home turf, both geographically and thematically.
-Dana StevensFull Review
Harold & Kumar is all about Cho and Penn, who make the doofus duo into likable, harmless, upbeat characters who happen to be blasted a good deal of the time. 3D Christmas is proudly ridiculous stuff.
-Tom LongFull Review
The resulting hodge-podge of low-brow gags and winking humor is surprisingly spirited, and has the distinct advantage of not being as immediately dated as half of the humor in Guantanamo already is.
-William GossFull Review
The third installment still reads as angry, but the ire comes across as self-loathing, the filmmakers unable to mask their cynicism about their own project.
-Melissa AndersonFull Review
It's pretty much one ridiculous set-piece after another, and you absolutely don't need to be wasted to enjoy them.
-Andrew O'HehirFull Review
Man, it's like hilarious, right? Except, um, no, it's not. It's really, really not.
-Stephen WhittyFull Review
While not as funny as the original, 2004's "Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle," it's still a modest improvement over the 2008 sequel, "Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay."
-Michael O'SullivanFull Review
Goes out of its way to offend virtually everyone, including Mexicans, Jews, African- Americans and especially evangelical Christians.
-Lou LumenickFull Review
Neil Patrick Harris makes a quip that he'll see the guys in the fourth feature. Let's put a stop to that notion right now. That's all I want for Christmas, dudes.
-Linda BarnardFull Review
By embracing the inherent silliness of what's still a gimmick at heart, the filmmakers manage to use 3D far more effectively than most other films in the fad's current revival.
-Ian BuckwalterFull Review
If the sight of a baby covered in powdered cocaine offends you, you are an idiot for having gone to a Harold and Kumar movie.
-Neil GenzlingerFull Review
By now, Cho and Penn have got their Asian-American Abbott-and-Costello routine down so cold, they're a pleasure to spend time with even if the proceedings are less than inspired.
-Justin ChangFull Review
Harold and Kumar's Christmas movie is silly, if uneven, fun. While it mocks 3-D technology, it also makes relatively fresh use of it and qualifies as the most ambitious of the trio of films.
-Claudia PuigFull Review
A fourth Harold & Kumar? Who knows. But the third one finally wears down the disapproval of reluctant viewers with its cheerful demeanor and a late heart transplant.
-Richard CorlissFull Review
H&K are past their sell-by date. Way past.
-Peter TraversFull Review
Two cheers for Harold & Kumar 3D.
-Carrie RickeyFull Review
Leave it to a "Harold & Kumar'' movie to expose modern 3-D for the tawdry gimmick it is while understanding that's at least half the enjoyment.
-Ty BurrFull Review
Not only did I laugh, I was finally convinced that the film's heart, such as it is, was in the right place.
-Glenn KennyFull Review
This third film in the Harold & Kumar franchise is inordinately jacked up with visual effects and peppy holiday music, but nothing can disguise the fact that this series has run out of steam.
-Christy LemireFull Review
The makers of the comedy fully understand that 3D is a gimmick much overused these days. And understanding that, they overuse it themselves in such a way as to cannily comment on the cliched nature of the gimmick...
-Soren AndersonFull Review
A mildly diverting naughty comedy, lacking the pure comic nastiness of Bad Santa or the sheer audacity of Up in Smoke.
-Kirk HoneycuttFull Review
[A] relentless barrage of tasteless gags, most of them damned funny.
-J. R. JonesFull Review
"A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas" is what you would expect from the third film in an unlikely franchise: less of the same.
-Bill GoodykoontzFull Review