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
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

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 26, 2004
[A] needless but charming sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
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
Winda Benedetti
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
August 13, 2004
Fans of the first Princess Diaries will find enough laughs and diamonds in the rough to sustain them.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 13, 2004
Definitely appealed to my inner 12-year-old self.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
August 12, 2004
Would succeed with the pre-teen set; nothing here for adults.
| Original Score: B-
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 12, 2004
It's the movie equivalent of a sticker scrapbook filled with rainbows and unicorns, featuring guaranteed girl-pleasers like a princess, a romance and a slumber party.
| Original Score: B+
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
August 12, 2004
This Princess falters before getting to the altar. Once that near-magical event happens (especially, if you're a little girl), the kingdom is enchanted once again.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
August 12, 2004
The film had a goofy sense of humor, some deft casting...and, best of all, a genuinely charming, star-making performance by Anne Hathaway in the lead role.
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Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
August 11, 2004
Offers enough glossy good cheer to appeal to everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 11, 2004
Starts out rather awkwardly but succeeds almost in spite of itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
August 11, 2004
A number of the goofy set pieces fall flat but tweens should be too busy swooning at midnight horse rides and bling-bling walk-in wardrobes to notice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 11, 2004
Ought to charm its loyal subjects, or at least their less demanding little sisters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 11, 2004
The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement picks up right where the 2001 hit original left off -- not only in its story line, but in its appeal to young girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com
August 11, 2004
Still going strong at the respective ages of 69 and 68, director Garry Marshall and his singing co-star Julie Andrews are the true royal couple of this straightforward sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 11, 2004
It's Hollywood hokum at its most glamorous and effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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November 16, 2011
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August 4, 2007
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
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Zap2it.com
December 19, 2004
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Ebert & Roeper
August 19, 2004

Boston Phoenix
August 14, 2004
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August 12, 2004
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