A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas


Crass but likeable spin-off sequel released two months too late Discuss this article

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It takes a lot for a mainstream comedy to get an ‘18+’ rating these days, but getting a three-year-old to ingest illegal substances seems to have done the trick. The first Harold & Kumar film was a low-key comedy, the second a crass slapstick romp and this third falls somewhere between the two. It’s a well-observed tale of friendship, as our heroes (John Cho and Kal Penn) bond while searching for the perfect Christmas tree to appease Harold’s Latino gangster father-in-law (Danny Trejo – who else?). The film’s strength is two likeable leads, bolstered here by a surprisingly inventive use of 3D. It’s not quite smart or funny enough, but this is heart-warming festive fare – bizarrely released in the UAE two months too late.

By Tom Huddleston
Time Out Doha,

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

  • Duration: 90
  • Released: Thu, 01 Mar
  • Classification: 18+
  • Language: English
  • Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
  • Stars: Kal Penn, John Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, Patton Oswalt, Isabella Gielniak, Austin Bickel, Inga R. Wilson

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