Pineapple Express

  • 18
  • David Gordon Green (2008)
  • US
  • 107 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Director David Gordon Green cranks up the action for this stoner comedy from the production house of Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Superbad). Seth Rogen plays Dale Denton, a process server whose world mostly revolves around smoking marijuana. After his friendly dealer Saul Silver (James Franco) sells Dale some ultra-high quality "Pineapple Express" reefer, the dope ends up being traced back to them in a gangland murder. Soon the buddies are on the run, smashing their mobile phones and trying to avoid being shot by a corrupt cop (Rosie Perez). Between moments of drug-addled glee, the plot thickens to involve Dale's high-school girlfriend and a cast of other misfits. It's well paced, well thought-out and highly absurd (the final shoot-out doesn't know when to quit), but the characters are hard to warm to. The plot may not hold up to close scrutiny, but that doesn't stop it from being a fun ride.

Plot Summary

Crime comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. Stoner Dale Denton witnesses a murder by a crooked cop. In the process of fleeing the scene, Dale drops some of his very rare cannabis, known as "Pineapple Express", which can be traced back to him and his dealer, Saul Silver. Soon the pair find themselves on the run and in the middle of a gang war.

Cast and crew


Dale Denton
Seth Rogen
Saul Silver
James Franco
Ted Jones
Gary Cole
Rosie Perez
Danny McBride (2)
Amber Heard
Private Miller
Bill Hader
General Brat
James Remar
Kevin Corrigan
Craig Robinson
Ed Begley Jr


David Gordon Green

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Sony Pictures
Violence, swearing and drug abuse.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 12 Sep 2008
Certificate 18