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Worth A Look: 37.04%
Average: 7.41%
Pretty Bad: 3.7%
Total Crap: 7.41%

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Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke
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by Rob Gonsalves

"Cheech & Chong's big-screen debut."
4 stars

Cheech is Pedro, a rock singer whose band needs a drummer. He picks up Chong, who has drums.

They spend most of the last half of the film looking for grass, not knowing they're driving a van made out of it. Lou Adler's direction is pretty poor (he had produced C&C's albums and went on to direct the unreleased Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains), but C&C had their act down pat by '78 and turned out to be a natural movie-comedy team. Lots of juvenile humor about shit, genitals, and dope (sometimes all three at once). It got a fairly positive review from none other than Pauline Kael, who was always up for praising anything the snobs hated.

With Stacy Keach, Tom Skerritt, and lots of really bad punk bands.

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OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. For more in the 2005 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival series, click here.

User Comments

5/12/12 moose rapper Makes me laugh every time! 5 stars
1/12/12 Matthew Thompson Dalldorf Far out, man! 5 stars
7/25/08 Charles Tatum You gotta be pretty damned stoned to find humor here 1 stars
4/12/08 DWAYNE COOL 5 stars
1/02/08 Jeff Anderson Sloppy & more of a series of skits than a film, but it's very funny. Keach STEALS THE SHOW! 4 stars
4/04/07 David Pollastrini The records were better! 3 stars
1/10/07 Anthony Feor im still laughing 5 stars
8/01/06 soprano made me piss myself 5 stars
5/30/05 Mr X This Movie is Great It kept me Laughing & Laughing till I cried 5 stars
5/25/05 alex this movie is great iwc 4life 5 stars
7/17/04 J Hilarious!!! 5 stars
5/10/04 jesse funny as shit in a stupid pathetic way 5 stars
9/22/03 kill quacky this movie is great you got to see this on before the other ones. 5 stars
6/22/03 Jack Sommersby Abysmally edited, flatly directed, and chock-full of lame jokes. 1 stars
8/16/02 KMG HILARIOUS SHIT! 5 stars
9/11/01 Butterbean This movie makes you feel like you are smoking dope with them! 4 stars
8/07/01 Mr. Hat (formerly Joe Zappa) Cheech & Chong's first movie is a fun movie to watch on Saturday. 4 stars
2/06/01 Classicdog Great drug humor movie!! Cheech & Chong are classics. 4 stars
9/17/00 Lux Interior Ground-breaking and still wet-your-pants funny!! Who cares if it's puerile and immature? 5 stars
6/05/00 Jed It's really not bad better than "Things are tough all over". 3 stars
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