• PG-13, 1 hr. 41 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Dennis Dugan
    In Theaters:
    Jul 12, 2013 Wide
    On DVD:
    Nov 5, 2013
  • Sony Pictures


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Grown Ups 2 Reviews

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Adam Sandler's follow-up to one of the most improbable blockbuster comedy hits in film history - Grown Ups took $270m in 2010 - is a similarly plotless, reasonably pleasant, rough-edged comic ramble.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 29, 2013
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat

Sandler and his pals are in the enviable position of having the muscle to do their thing for fun and profit.

Full Review Source: Film Threat

July 22, 2013
Michael A. Smith

Some of the gags are childish but really, isn't that why you go to a movie like this in the first place? I know that's why I do.

Full Review Source: MediaMikes | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 12, 2013
Adam Graham
Detroit News
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Friendship, family and breasts: Sometimes that's all you need.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: B

July 12, 2013
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

Every iota of logic, common decency and college educated critical self within me all but screamed that this film is an insult to my intelligence and an affront to the entire human race and I'd listen if I wasn't so busy laughing.

Full Review Source: Lyles' Movie Files | Original Score: 6/10

July 11, 2013
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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In certain ways, Grown Ups 2 marks a return to classically Sandlerian infantile anarchy.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

July 11, 2013
Christopher Campbell
Film School Rejects

All I can say is I didn't DISlike it. It astounded me too much with its nonsense, and it's not nearly as offensive as I'd anticipated. So I have no real issue with it.

Full Review Source: Film School Rejects | Original Score: B-

July 11, 2013
Jeff Beck

"Grown Ups 2" takes its rightful place in the pantheon of terrible films, becoming just another one to avoid like your life depended on it.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 1/5

November 4, 2013
Robert Kojder
What Culture

Grown Ups 2 is the culmination and epitome of laziness not just for Sandler, his friends, or director Dennis Dugan, but comedy as a genre.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: .5/5

October 30, 2013
Liam Maguren

The leads dampen the delivery with a noticeable lack of energy. It's telling when the most charismatic comedic performance comes from Taylor Lautner...

Full Review Source: Flicks.co.nz | Original Score: 1/5

October 3, 2013
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

This is not a movie. This is nothing but Adam Sandler hanging out with his pals and congratulating himself on how awesome he finds himself to be.

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

August 25, 2013
Rich Cline

There was nothing remotely notable about 2010's Grown Ups, and now we have a sequel that's even lazier.

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 1/5

August 12, 2013
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Somehow, the word 'sequel' doesn't fit: it would be like describing three months of agonising spinal surgery as the sequel to falling off a cliff.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 1/5

August 10, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

As disposable and forgettable as its 2010 predecessor...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

August 10, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

It's easy to be critical of films which have no aim other than to entertain, but if you're half way to Sandler's juvenile, rather sexist mentality you will find more comedy highlights than you'll be expecting.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 2/5

August 9, 2013
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

No human being possesses the imaginative power to sufficiently lower his or her expectations to anticipate the sheer laziness of this putrid ensemble comedy.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 1/5

August 9, 2013
Siobhan Synnot

Unsuitable for all ages.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 1/5

August 5, 2013
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

This Happy Madison remedial-school version of 'This Is 40' is as insane and dumbfounding and worthy of WTF mock-cult status as 'The Room' or 'Manos, Hands of Fate,' even if it did earn $42 million its first weekend.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2/4

August 1, 2013
Ken McIntyre
Total Film

The simplest way to put it is that if you liked the first Grown Ups, you will also like this one: it's an equally shameless, just-as shoddy, no-less depressing sprawl of 'life lessons' and fat gags.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 1/5

July 30, 2013
Todd Jorgenson

The script feels aimless and desperate, even by its own aggressively sophomoric standards.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

July 22, 2013
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