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Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde (2003)

tomatometer

38

Average Rating: 4.8/10
Reviews Counted: 151
Fresh: 57 | Rotten: 94

This blonde joke is less funny the second time around.

41

Average Rating: 5/10
Critic Reviews: 39
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 23

This blonde joke is less funny the second time around.

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Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 471,056

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Taking home a paycheck that nearly rivals the budget of the first film, Reese Witherspoon reprises the role of Elle Woods in this sequel to 2001's surprise blockbuster Legally Blonde. When she's fired from her job at an upscale law firm for voicing her stance against the testing of cosmetics on animals, Elle heads to Capitol Hill to fight for her cause before Congress, leaving her boyfriend, Emmett (Luke Wilson, reprising his role from the film's predecessor), behind. Once there, she runs into

PG-13,

Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy

Kate Kondell

Aug 29, 2006

$89.8M

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May be the worst film I have ever seen with an actress I have previously adored: in this case, Reese Witherspoon.

July 25, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Observer
New York Observer
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[Witherspoon's] so charming.

July 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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This is Witherspoon's movie and hers alone.

July 8, 2003
Washington Post
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Legally Blonde 2 is Elle Woods' eulogy.

July 8, 2003 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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A cinematic abomination.

July 5, 2003 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
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Witherspoon's indefatigable charm and energy is the only reason this film doesn't disappear like cotton candy in a drizzle.

July 3, 2003
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A pointless, tired, sugary, pink and teal affront to Reese Witherspoon, Bob Newhart, any important political cause...Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and—oh, let's just say it—humanity. [Blu-ray]

April 16, 2011 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

Not as good as the first, but still enjoyable.

December 25, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

This is just embarrassing, a simply and utterly embarrassing attempt to market money from a charming film.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

The expression of horror and amazement upon Bob Newhart's face captures, in one split second, the essence of the entire film.

September 20, 2004
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Legally Blonde II is even smarter than Election. It is a brutal satire of the pop politics with which the Rock the Vote generation deludes itself.

June 13, 2004 Full Review Source: Low IQ Canadian

'This rehash is a prime example of terminal sequel-itis ...'

January 31, 2004 Full Review
Atlantic City Weekly

No original, Whiterspoon realizou a proeza de converter uma personagem irritante em uma figura carismática. Mas, desta vez, não houve como evitar: Elle Woods é mesmo um porre.

November 28, 2003
Cinema em Cena

...the film takes the low road, going for easy laughs at easy targets and easy issues.

October 23, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

. Plays like one long blonde joke we've already heard.

September 26, 2003 Full Review Source: Sunday Times (Australia)
Sunday Times (Australia)

Elle's still cute, but this 'Blonde is way dumber than the first.

August 15, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf
Movie Boeuf

There is exactly one joke in this movie: Reese Witherspoon wears a lot of pink.

July 24, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Snobs
Film Snobs

Red, White and Blonde is a witty supplement to Elle Woods' campaign to promote blonde politics, this time more cartoonishly confident, more flamboyant and more self-aware of its own stupidity

July 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Peterborough This Week

A dull, lacklustre, obnoxiously stupid sequel.

July 16, 2003 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

I've got a joke for you. How many blondes does it take to make a sequel? I'll let you write your own punchline because no matter what you come up with it's likely to be funnier than Legally Blonde 2.

July 16, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Views

The first film grew on you; this one pushes you away.

July 15, 2003 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

By upping the goofiness factor and wedging in a 'meaningful' message ham-handedly, the filmmakers have neither made a really funny movie, nor one that delivers a message well.

July 15, 2003 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Witherspoon is just as good as ever, but Kate Kondell's script keeps letting the actress down.

July 14, 2003 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

'Legally Blonde 2' goes to Washington

July 13, 2003 Full Review
Pasadena Weekly

Audience Reviews for Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde

Okay, take an breath: anybody hear of satire? When you peel away the pink and five-inch heels (and maybe you have to have special movie glasses to do that), you are left with a very biting take on the political system. That the congresswoman is trading away her ideals so she can "stay in Washington" to do some good is very sly. So is Elle Wood's response "You're not doing anybody any good." It was good to see this after a particularly nasty presidential election, heading into some serious horse trading on the budget. Great message: maybe the way to get things done is not the "Washington Way" but the Delta Nu way--call your friends and take a trip to the corridors of power.
November 20, 2012
Bathsheba Monk
Bathsheba Monk

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I have left my original rating of 3 stars intact. It doesn't really deserve it, as sequels go, it is pretty horrible. I think really it's a 2, but I am leaving the extra star for Reese - she is really good as this character, even though at times in this one, she comes across like a moron.
There is also some questionable bits in here, such as the revelation that Bruiser is gay. The "as long as he's happy" bit seemed forced and like this movie was trying too hard. Other bits are just plain awful (cheerleading dog song scene anyone?). Paulette is less likeable her than in the first one, actually kind of irritating, as are Elle's girlfriends. Don't know, pretty much inferior in every way and a silly plot, but just can't hate it too much.
May 20, 2012
romy861

Super Reviewer

Not as good as the first film but still really funny and Reese Witherspoon is perfect as Elle. A must see!
June 23, 2011
murphmann93
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

Okay so maybe Just Like Heaven isn't my guilty pleasure as much as this one is. Like I actually paid for this in the theater, watched it three more times on television, own the DVD, think about it from time to time. Oh my god it's soooo bad but in a really fun way. More fun than the first one, I think.
June 8, 2011
jennifxu

Super Reviewer

    1. Elle Woods: I don't think I've been this excited since Gucci became a publicly traded company!
    – Submitted by Folashade K (19 months ago)
    1. Paulette Parcelle: Who's ready to discharge?
    – Submitted by Folashade K (19 months ago)
    1. Elle Woods: Hi everyone!
    2. Timothy McGinn: Look, it's Capitol Barbie.
    3. Reena Giuliani: She's so shiny.
    – Submitted by Folashade K (19 months ago)
    1. Elle Woods: So speak up, America. Speak up for the home of the brave. Speak up for the land of the free gift with purchase. Speak up, America!
    – Submitted by Folashade K (19 months ago)
    1. Elle Woods: Oh, Bruiser! Your mother lives at the top secret VERSACE think-tank. I told you they had one.
    – Submitted by Folashade K (19 months ago)
    1. Stanford Marks: You're the girl with the perfumed poo-poo bags, aren't you?
    2. Elle Woods: Actually I'm the woman with the scented waste receptacles, but yes.
    – Submitted by Folashade K (19 months ago)
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