The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
A fun romp for girls of all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Was there a point of a sequel to a movie that was just decent after all?
Lisa Ann Cockrel
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
The larger message -- that you should marry for the right reasons only when you're ready -- is one everyone can applaud.
| Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
December 19, 2004
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement is unapologetically aimed towards young girls, making this review virtually moot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
December 17, 2004
[The film] runs an insufferable two hours, leisurely chugging toward an ending most of the audience will have predicted 15 minutes in.
| Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 16, 2004
Saddled with the sort of dialogue that would fell a von Trapp.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Neil Smith
October 19, 2004
A chocolate-box sequel whose rose-tinted view of constitutional monarchy will provoke hoots of derision this side of the pond.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Utichi
October 18, 2004
Unlikely to appeal to anyone, regardless of their thoughts on the first film.
Full Review | Original Score: 16/100
Tony Medley
September 19, 2004
If you are a prepubescent girl with a five-year old intellect, this is a smash hit. If you're not, bring a good book.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
September 19, 2004
Constantly opts for contrived cheesiness, slathering on the cuteness with a trowel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
September 15, 2004
This threadbare sequel takes a page from such revisionist fairy tales as Shrek and Ella Enchanted, movies that assume we've grown so weary of the same old Cinderella story that they go out of their way to invert the formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
September 4, 2004
Sadly, the film leaves you with the feeling this was done just for the money this sequel would possibly bring.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 26, 2004
[A] needless but charming sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
August 25, 2004
Dear Diary: Mia's return engagement is anything but engaging.
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
August 19, 2004
Follow the fun in this excellent sequel that I liked better than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
August 19, 2004
Toy tiaras for orphans! (the first one's always free)...Another day, another dollar for Disney's lucrative business of breeding...ever-longing dream princesses.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 18, 2004
Simple romantic fluff that at least doesn't shortchange its target audience in the usual condescending manner.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5/5
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Ed Park
Village Voice
August 17, 2004
Scenes end abruptly, laughs are as rare as yetis, and the overarching question seems to be: Can we turn this into a franchise?
Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
August 17, 2004
I admit, I'm more or less hardwired to dislike this movie, but even by Garry Marshall's abysmally low standards, there isn't much to recommend The Princess Diaries 2.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 16, 2004
Sure, the characters are very basic, the situation has been seen before and you can practically write the script from frame one. But that doesn't stop it from working.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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