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Grown Ups 2 Reviews

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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
July 28, 2014
Sandler's films have always been stupid, but the early stuff is pretty harmless; here the jokes almost always come at the expense of someone else, the kind of needless bullying one expects of a YouTube comment section.
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Wesley Morris
Grantland
July 29, 2013
These movies are about four friends -- played by comedians -- remembering what it was like to be young. How much better for an audience would it be if they remembered what it was like to make comedy?
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
July 12, 2013
Grown Ups 2 delivers exactly what it's been advertising in trailers and on talk shows: grubby low-comic escapism.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Andy Webster
New York Times
July 12, 2013
This is pap, plain and simple: scattered raunch-lite devoid of emotional resonance.
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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
July 12, 2013
It makes the first movie look like The Maltese Falcon.
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Laremy Legel
Film.com
July 12, 2013
A movie of fools, by fools, for fools.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.4/10
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Adam Graham
Detroit News
July 12, 2013
Friendship, family and breasts: Sometimes that's all you need.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
July 11, 2013
When Taylor Lautner is the funniest thing in a movie starring Adam Sandler and Chris Rock, we're in trouble.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
July 11, 2013
The fact that some moments are genuinely laugh-out-loud funny almost makes the whole endeavor sadder.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
July 11, 2013
The movie lurches from one gross-out scene to another, flipping the bird at continuity and logic. It honestly seems as if Sandler and his team descended on a random suburb, halfheartedly improvising and moving on when they got bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 11, 2013
[The] lazy, scattershot and anything-but-mature sequel to the leaden Grown-Ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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July 11, 2013
Grown Ups Minus 2 would be more apt.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
July 11, 2013
In certain ways, Grown Ups 2 marks a return to classically Sandlerian infantile anarchy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Peter Keough
Boston Globe
July 11, 2013
Apparently the world demanded another family-friendly version of "The Hangover," one that combined scatological comedy with smarmy sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 11, 2013
Nobody escapes untainted by the foul stench of Grown Ups 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
July 11, 2013
For all its warm and fuzzy notions of family and community, Grown Ups 2, directed by longtime Sandler cohort Dennis Dugan, has a desperate reliance on nasty jokes about pee, poo and -- with surprising frequency -- gay panic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
July 11, 2013
Grown Ups 2 looks like it was a lot of fun to make. And the last laugh is on us.
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
July 11, 2013
Adam Sandler scrapes the bottom of the barrel -- and then he pukes into it -- with Grown Ups 2...
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
July 11, 2013
It's hard to imagine another comedy coming along this year that is this abrasive and free of laughs. It's like everyone involved intentionally tried to create a horrible movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 11, 2013
The temptation arises to say something nice about "Grown Ups 2" just because it doesn't cause injury. But no, it's a bad movie, just old-school bad, the kind that's merely lousy and not an occasion for migraines or night sweats.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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July 11, 2013
Largely free of Sandler's usual schmaltz and lame romance, it's pure plotless, grotesque high jinks, bizarre and inept in a way that's fascinating without ever being all that funny.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Matt Patches
Time Out
July 11, 2013
In the first five minutes, a deer walks into the star's bedroom and urinates on his face. It's all downhill from there.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
July 11, 2013
None of the stars are trying very hard, and so the most memorable presences are the cameos: If nothing else, Grown Ups 2 will go down as the only film in history to find room for Steve Buscemi alongside "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 11, 2013
Like most Adam Sandler movies, it's exactly like most Adam Sandler movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
July 11, 2013
A few decent one-liners notwithstanding, the movie comes off as willfully uninspired ...
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Andrew Barker
Variety
July 11, 2013
Among the slackest, laziest, least movie-like movies released by a major studio in the last decade, "Grown Ups 2" is perhaps the closest Hollywood has yet come to making "Ow! My Balls!" seem like a plausible future project.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
July 11, 2013
Yes, it's time for another visit to the Adam Sandler Death-of-Cinema Fun Factory, the big-screen version of a terrible sitcom where laugh tracks are replaced by the co-stars chuckling at their own awful material.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
July 11, 2013
Throughout, gags are cartoonishly broad and afforded so little time for setup and delivery we seem to be watching less a story than a catalog of tossed-out material.