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Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
July 25, 2003
May be the worst film I have ever seen with an actress I have previously adored: in this case, Reese Witherspoon.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 14, 2003
[Witherspoon's] so charming.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
July 8, 2003
This is Witherspoon's movie and hers alone.
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
July 8, 2003
Legally Blonde 2 is Elle Woods' eulogy.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 5, 2003
A cinematic abomination.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 3, 2003
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Mark Wolf
Denver Rocky Mountain News
July 3, 2003
Witherspoon's indefatigable charm and energy is the only reason this film doesn't disappear like cotton candy in a drizzle.
| Original Score: C-
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
July 2, 2003
There's not enough here to sustain a half-hour sitcom, but Reese Witherspoon shoulders the burden with star shine to spare.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post
July 2, 2003
Flops where it should zing, trotting out cringe-worthy cliches and hoary plot contrivances.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
July 2, 2003
The first one was silly fun, amusing and oddly inventive; the second is plodding, unfunny and almost cringe-worthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star
July 2, 2003
While straight, male audiences probably won't find this movie interesting or funny, for women it could be an important, inspiring and empowering pop cultural experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
July 2, 2003
Without Witherspoon, there'd be no reason to watch this movie, but she sashays through it all with her tip-tap walk and sparkly smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
July 2, 2003
Legally Blonde was content to tickle you. The new one is something akin to a band that has a surprisingly successful debut deciding to rerecord all their originals and release a 'Greatest Hits' collection for their second CD.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
July 2, 2003
Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde takes the financially successful formula of Legally Blonde, the Reese Witherspoon hit from two years ago, and does something unexpected. It fiddles with it, changes it and actually fixes it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 2, 2003
This sequel to the surprise hit is as resistible as a filibuster, as frustrating as a puff of cotton candy that dissolves too quickly on the tongue.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 2, 2003
If Legally Blonde 2 were a legislative bill, it'd never make it out of committee.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
July 2, 2003
A self-serious streak turns the sequel a bit ... brunette.
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
July 2, 2003
It's so gosh-darned darling it almost turns your stomach.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
July 2, 2003
It's like being strapped down and forced to read back issues of Lucky magazine.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
July 2, 2003
Despite its familiarity, Blonde 2 doesn't make you want to pull out your hair by its roots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
July 2, 2003
Legally Blonde 2 is both more and less of the same.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
July 2, 2003
Although some good laughs are to be had in Blonde 2, there's really very little tying them together.
| Original Score: C+
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
July 2, 2003
While Legally Blonde 2 is bearable in a way that busier and more ambitious unfunny recent comedies like Hollywood Homicide and Alex and Emma are not, it has almost none of the ditsy charm of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
July 2, 2003
The first Reese Witherspoon vehicle was a surprise smash hit, and the second is a surprisingly smashing train wreck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
July 2, 2003
The movie's vision of Congress is hopelessly simplistic and idealistic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
July 2, 2003
The movie has a brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
July 1, 2003
Much like she saved Sweet Home Alabama, [Witherspoon] uses her inexhaustible charm and comedic timing to keep this underpowered sequel from sinking into the doldrums.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
July 1, 2003
Legally Blonde 2 knows what it's doing and takes no risks. Like its titular character, the movie is brightly polished, well-manicured and well-heeled.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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J. Hoberman
Village Voice
July 1, 2003
Legally Blonde 2 is a movie of many stupid pet tricks and one basic joke.
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David Rooney
Variety
July 1, 2003
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
July 1, 2003
Though the stretch marks are obvious, LB2 does manage to milk additional laughs from a fish-out-of-water premise that dates to Loretta Young's Oscar-winning performance in The Farmer's Daughter.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
July 1, 2003
Some very funny moments, but sequel to the 2001 comedy is mostly an uninspired exercise in recycling.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
July 1, 2003
This time around it feels like pink is last year's black.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 1, 2003
As she did in the first movie, Witherspoon deftly navigates the precipice where silliness slips into stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
July 1, 2003
Legally Blonde 2 moves at such a brisk, easy clip that there isn't much time to linger over its flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
July 1, 2003
Elle's blonde may have more fun, but the audience does not.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
July 1, 2003
Once again, Reese Witherspoon, as the perky blonde in pink, triumphs over tissue-thin material, striding resplendently through lame gags and a disjointed plot.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
July 1, 2003
This movie needs to be less winning, more satirical -- like the first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jill Vejnoska
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
July 1, 2003
The real D.C. should move this fast and be as intentionally funny.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Entertainment Weekly
April 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: B-