• R, 1 hr. 32 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Andrew Fleming
    In Theaters:
    Aug 22, 2008 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 21, 2008
  • Focus Features


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Hamlet 2 Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper

There are several pieces of vulgar language in the film that some viewers might find objectionable. I found them neither objectionable nor particularly funny. In fact, that sums up how I felt about the entire film.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

August 31, 2008
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Anyone who has ever been involved in amateur theater, or for that matter who has been involved with anyone involved in amateur theater, will applaud 'Hamlet 2.'

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

August 31, 2008
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

The sheer absurdity of it all allows one to forgive the fact that it never truly realizes its potential.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: B-

August 30, 2008
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Witless spoof on Hamlet that is more irritating than funny.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C-

August 30, 2008
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

Very funny. Even though his hands are nowhere on it, you can feel the presence of John Waters everywhere.

Full Review Source: Bangor Daily News (Maine) | Original Score: B

August 29, 2008
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald

There is nothing wrong with Hamlet 1. It doesn't need further explanation. The Bard locked down all the loose ends and there is just no need for a sequel.

Full Review Source: Tri-City Herald | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 29, 2008
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

[It] is not going to be for every taste, but it is easily the funniest movie to be released this year.

| Original Score: 4/4

August 29, 2008
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The result is comparatively mild in a summer of comedies so politically incorrect that one of them earned a boycott.

Full Review Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 28, 2008
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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A high school musical that would make John Waters proud.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B+

August 28, 2008
Willie Waffle

Will just go down as a quirky film released at a time when bigger movies were starting to wind down and this was worth taking a chance on.

Full Review Source: WaffleMovies.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 28, 2008
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Collapses, despite a game and talented cast, and a brilliant concept. Well, concepts don't make movies.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 5/10

August 28, 2008
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

Director Andrew Fleming tends to err on the side of volume, blowing up jokes two or three sizes larger than they probably needed to be. But all sins are quickly forgiven once the curtain rises on Mr. Marschz's Opus.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Weekly

August 27, 2008
Eric Melin

[It] was beaten to the punch by Christopher Guest's Waiting for Guffman, which despite its off-the-cuff nature actually gets these people, feels more dangerous, and has way better songs.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 2/4

August 27, 2008
Bill Gibron

Let's just call Hamlet 2 Waiting for Guffaws, and be done with it. Sadly, said laughter rarely comes, if at all

Full Review Source: PopMatters | Original Score: 2/5

August 26, 2008
Adam Fendelman

Hamlet 2 star Steve Coogan told HollywoodChicago.com: "It did make me nervous to play Jesus. I wondered whether the director was just trying to be provocative to annoy Christians or if it was just funny."

Full Review Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 26, 2008
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[B]rilliant British satirist Steve Coogan... is actually hard to watch at times, he's so raw and honest in how he strips Dana of all dignity in the teacher's search for meaning and feeling in his life...

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

August 26, 2008
Dan Lybarger

Fortunately, British comic Steve Coogan ("24 Hour Party People") performs a feat of alchemy by making the seemingly flimsy setup become sturdy as the final credits roll.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

August 25, 2008
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Constructed from leftovers.

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

August 25, 2008
James Rocchi

A shoddy and indulgent mass of bits from other movies with a shapeless, shameless performance by British comedic actor Steve Coogan as its unfixed center.

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

August 25, 2008
Brandon Fibbs

Hamlet 2 is deliriously profane and marvelously hilarious, an outrageous satire that uses absurdist humor to ask an age old question: what happens when you love something but are not remotely good at it?

Full Review Source: BrandonFibbs.com | Original Score: 7/10

August 23, 2008
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