Hamlet 2 Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 7, 2010
Some of it doesn't work at all, but much of it is both sharply astute and hysterically funny
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
September 8, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 8, 2009
I haven't laughed so hard in years. Coogan is pure brilliance...
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
December 23, 2008
That sound you hear is Shakespeare spinning in his grave after watching Hamlet 2 from the Great Beyond.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
November 25, 2008
Buoyed by Steve Coogan's unapologetically go-for-broke performance...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
November 8, 2008
i pio anatreptiki komodia poy ehei ksepidisei ap' to aneksartito kykloma ta teleytaia hronia
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
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.
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
November 7, 2008
The funniest Shakespearean sequel since Richard IV.
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
September 9, 2008
The play's the thing in Hamlet 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 8, 2008
While they may be trying to "save drama," (the $6,000 a year Tucson High School luxury) they are also lovingly destroying it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune
September 5, 2008
Brady and Fleming, who co-wrote the script, build to a feverish finale, 15 minutes of pure transgressive laughter when Hamlet 2 is finally performed.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
September 4, 2008
Silly, inconsequential fun with enough laughs to make it worth a trip to the megaplex.
Marcy Dermansky
About.com
September 3, 2008
The lowbrow humor in Hamlet 2 works consistently well, but much more intelligent jokes are launched from the wry lips of Catherine Keener.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
September 3, 2008
a wildly uneven satire--not nearly as controversial or as funny as you might have expected.
| Original Score: 3/4
Stephen Silver
The Trend
September 3, 2008
Hamlet 2 has a lot on its mind, not all of it good. You can tell everyone involved here knows what they're doing... it's just that they have too many balls in the air and can't effectively juggle them at once.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 1, 2008
There's something admirable about a comedy that celebrates the provocative nature of art, even if that comedy doesn't quite provoke as much as it could have.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 31, 2008
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.'
| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 30, 2008
The sheer absurdity of it all allows one to forgive the fact that it never truly realizes its potential.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 29, 2008
Very funny. Even though his hands are nowhere on it, you can feel the presence of John Waters everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
August 29, 2008
[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
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