It's a blast.
— LA Weekly
—Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times
...the stoner comedy to end all stoner comedies. Plus it's funny!
—Nathan Lee Village Voice
...Araki manages to capture what he's been trying to say all along about the lives of the stoned and indifferent with the kind of effortlessness those earlier attempts sorely lacked.
—Ken Fox TV Guide
...is a contradiction in terms: a "stoner" comedy with a purpose.
—Matt Zoller Seitz New York Times
...a fittingly loose, shambling little nothing of a comedy that's occasionally inspired, but at least a draft or two short of its potential.
—Scott Tobias Onion AV Club
...evertheless scarcely free of the director's subversive touches. What other pothead flick, after all, stages the protagonist's obligatory wacky monologue as a shout-out to Godard's Tout Va Bien and climaxes with pages from Marx's Communist Manifesto raining down on slackers?
—Fernando F. Croce Slant Magazine
...isn't a terrible movie, just one that feels like a tepid mishmash of secondhand concepts, never developing a distinctive atmosphere or unique personality of its own.
—Dennis Harvey Variety