Hamlet 2 (2008)

Hamlet 2

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Critic Consensus: The script's biting premise and Steve Coogan's endearing, off-the-handle performance make Hamlet 2 an hysterical -- if slightly painful -- ride.


Movie Info

Steve Coogan stars in the comedy Hamlet 2, which follows a drama teacher who tries to put together a production of "Hamlet 2" to rescue his high-school theater department. Catherine Keener co-stars in the Andrew Fleming-helmed production.

Rating: R (for language including sexual references, brief nudity and some drug content)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Fleming, Pam Brady
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 21, 2008
Box Office: $4.8M
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Hamlet 2

All Critics (141) | Top Critics (40)

For anyone who ever took drama in High School, Coogan's character will surely ignite memories of quirky, even downright crazy teachers you may have encountered over the years.

Full Review… | November 7, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

The funniest Shakespearean sequel since Richard IV.

Full Review… | November 7, 2008
At the Movies
Top Critic

High school theater spoof lacks some spark.

Full Review… | December 30, 2010
Common Sense Media

Some of it doesn't work at all, but much of it is both sharply astute and hysterically funny

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Shadows on the Wall

I haven't laughed so hard in years. Coogan is pure brilliance...

Full Review… | May 8, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Moments of demented inspiration as the ridiculously catchy ditty 'Rock Me Sexy Jesus' are few and far between.

Full Review… | February 12, 2009
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for Hamlet 2

Pretty stupid, but okay for something light. Few laughs among the bad taste.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

I went into this not expecting much... I was delightfully wrong. This film is outrageous enought to be funny and not too crude to be overly offensive. Steve Coogan plays a great part that I enjoyed. The wimp teacher turned bool guy. The young actors in this are really good as well.

Joshua Wilburn
Joshua Wilburn

Super Reviewer

A failed-actor-turned-drama-teacher attempts to save his high school's drama program by putting on an original work called Hamlet 2.
This film is goofy as shit. There's no other way to describe Steve Coogan's performance or the premise as a whole. The film constantly puts Coogan's character up for ridicule, and Coogan commits wholeheartedly to each wacky moment. And who would've thought that David Arquette could play the "strong" silent type?
I've often wondered if a film about a character who has lost himself in movies would work, and in Hamlet 2 it does only to the extent of screwball comedy. There is little in the way of dramatic tension, and I think your enjoyment of the film depends on your tolerance for goofiness. If nothing else, it's impossible to resist playing the sing-along version of "Rock Me Sexy Jesus" one more time.

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Jim Hunter

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