American Pie 2 Reviews

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Ernest Hardy
L.A. Weekly
October 16, 2002
Had director J.B. Rogers simply stuck to the sex jokes and not tried to redeem them, he'd have made a more honest film.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
August 27, 2001
A slipshod sequel that looks tossed together over a weekend by people who couldn't care less.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Ebert & Roeper
August 20, 2001
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 20, 2001
It's a cheesy mixture of porn and corn.
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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
August 14, 2001
Rogers's feeble attempt to ape the Farrellys' gross/sad/funny dialectic falls flat.
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Robert Koehler
Variety
August 13, 2001
Less a movie than another efficient moneymaking machine for Universal Pictures, American Pie 2 is a remarkably boring comedy.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
August 10, 2001
Sure it's a sequel, but Pie 2 reprises most of the spirit of the first movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 10, 2001
What a portrait of young American manhood as a collective of hormone-addled schnooks -- effete, incapable, soft and doomed, a group of chuckleheads who couldn't find the sky without a sign that pointed up.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
August 10, 2001
Still seems fresh, despite using the same ingredients of the first one.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 10, 2001
No real premise, no new jokes, no new characters and still no plot line for poor Natasha Lyonne.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 10, 2001
With its mix of lewd jokes, sentimentalized characters and fake emotion, American Pie 2 has less in common with its predecessor and everything in common with every other bad comedy ever made about randy young men.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 10, 2001
It is enough to make one lament for misspent youth, for the teenagers who will buy tickets to PG-13 rated fare only to sneak into this rehash.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
August 10, 2001
The American Pie take on teenage sexuality is far more leering and prurient in its banana-peel fashion than the in-your-face voyeurism of Larry Clark's Bully.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
August 10, 2001
Very, very funny, albeit inferior in a number of ways to the original.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
August 10, 2001
It has a cheap, slapdash look that indicates no one behind the camera was interested in anything other than another fat payday.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
August 10, 2001
Unlike most such sex comedies, it's not mean-spirited. Instead, like the original, it's an odd mix of ribaldry and innocence, titillation and tenderness, lasciviousness and love.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
August 10, 2001
The most sluggish of dumb comedies, a picture that doesn't even have the brains to speed through witless material.
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 10, 2001
Sorry, kids; this levee is dry.
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Asher Price
Denver Post
August 10, 2001
The main characters are further developed ... and just as endearing as the first incarnation.
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
August 10, 2001
The entire movie plays like a fifth-rate burlesque show sprinkled with indiscreet product placement.
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Elizabeth Barchas
Boston Globe
August 10, 2001
The sequel copies the humor of the original so completely that you can't help feeling the party was over a while ago.
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
August 10, 2001
Hollywood may treat us comedy fans like we're idiots, but we know a good super-glue joke when we see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 10, 2001
A copy all the way, a disheartening attempt to capitalize on the success of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 10, 2001
I had a good time at American Pie 2, maybe because the characters are broad comic types, well played; the movie feels some sympathy for their dilemmas, and because it's obsessed with sex.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
August 10, 2001
Here, the jokes are their own feeble reason for being; some are mildly funny, but most just fall flat with a dull clunk.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 10, 2001
To fill its depleted reservoir of jokes, Adam Herz's new script frequently tries to generate laughs simply by mentioning something from his old one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Cody Clark
Mr. Showbiz
August 9, 2001
What was passably cute the first time seems much more puerile and shrill here.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
August 9, 2001
It's a pleasant enough escape, albeit a short-lived and disposable one.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 9, 2001
With the raunch quotient cranked up several notches, the sequel is calculated, cynical and, worse, not funny.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
August 9, 2001
This second slice just isn't as deliciously naughty as the original piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
August 9, 2001
It has all the essential ingredients -- same writer, same cast, same suburban Michigan setting -- but it's sour now, with the texture of soggy cardboard.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
August 9, 2001
All the family values remain intact, held fast with a substance even stronger than superglue: Nostalgia for sexual innocence past.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 9, 2001
Exists exclusively because its forerunner made a lot of money -- and the lack of inspiration behind the movie shows in every frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 9, 2001
Just another by-the-numbers, money-hungry sequel with a lot of recycled shaggy-sex jokes and gross-out gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 9, 2001
Most of the time, AP2 features a flat screenplay ... stilted cinematography and only a few good jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: C