The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 Reviews

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 11, 2008
You believe these four are friends now and will probably be friends when they're little old ladies.
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 8, 2008
It doesn't measure up to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. Which is sort of like saying Rocky V wasn't as good as Rocky IV. Sort of.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
August 7, 2008
What had once seemed like a fresh alternative to the usual tween-girl movie has begun to fray.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
August 7, 2008
Like its predecessor, Sisterhood 2 is based on two radical ideas: namely, that young women's stories are about more than the pursuit of men, and that happiness isn't something someone else gives you -- it's something you have to find for yourself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
August 7, 2008
Turns out to be a lot less tiresome than it sounds, aided by a wonderfully appealing cast and a strong message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
August 7, 2008
Screenwriter Elizabeth Chandler gracefully condenses three of Ann Brashares's best-selling teen novels, striking the right balance between humor and pathos as the characters cope with jealousy, heartbreak, family conflicts, and a pregnancy scare.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 7, 2008
As chick flicks go, this is one men can attend with the expectation that they might just enjoy experiencing two hours alongside these down-to-earth, appealing characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
August 6, 2008
The movie equivalent of being patted on the shoulder by an encouraging high school guidance counselor and assured that you are doing just fine.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly
August 6, 2008
Even cynics might concede that, again, four capable actresses have pulled off a relatively rare thing: They've convinced us they're an honest-to-God movie sisterhood.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post
August 6, 2008
This is pure, escapist fun -- skepticism and naysaying are best left at home.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 6, 2008
The saga of the well-worn jeans on the move continues to be a warm and pleasantly diverting tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
August 6, 2008
Three years have passed, but the pants still fit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
August 6, 2008
A likable movie that ultimately confirms the importance of women's friendship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
August 6, 2008
Chandler's multilayered script, unusually thoughtful for a teen flick, returns again and again to the notion that friends are there to offer support.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
August 6, 2008
It's a relief to go to the movies and see teenage girls acting like teenage girls, as opposed to grown women acting like teenage girls.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 6, 2008
A sequel that actually improves, slightly, on the boy-crazy original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
August 6, 2008
The film ends by closing the door on future sequels, which is probably fine. Everyone here looks like they've learned their lesson and can now move on.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 6, 2008
Sensitively directed by Sanaa Hamri, The Sister of the Traveling Pants 2 demonstrates that not only is sisterhood powerful, it can be awfully entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 6, 2008
No matter how serious the subject matter, this is an unabashed fantasy for tweens and teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Christy DeSmith
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 6, 2008
Members of the sisterhood are often getting upset for one baffling reason or another.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jason McBride
Globe and Mail
August 6, 2008
Their tear-jerking adventures [are] appealing to even the staunchest chick-lit antagonist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Adam Graham
Detroit News
August 6, 2008
There's a thin line between jeans that are well worn and jeans that are ratty and used up, and Traveling Pants 2 crosses that line.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
August 6, 2008
You've got to admire a franchise targeted to adolescent girls that is hiply aware of its characters' humor and hankerings and isn't the least bit embarrassed by their smarts and achievements.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michelle Orange
Village Voice
August 5, 2008
Resist if you dare.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 5, 2008
Second time around, the magic jeans are an even better fit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
August 5, 2008
Like Sex and the City, this one is strictly for the already-converted.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
August 5, 2008
It's hard to get too involved in the story lines, which unfold like four half-hour television series quilted together. And the stakes are generally low: Which hunk to choose?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 5, 2008
The sisters can go their separate ways, no doubt keeping in touch by e-mail, and congratulating themselves on being infinitely better than the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
August 5, 2008
Aren't these ladies too old for this?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
August 5, 2008
You just wish it were a more comfortable fit.
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
August 5, 2008
Despite the flaws, the movie is reasonably pleasant most of the time. Some of that is leftover goodwill from the first film, but it is also a tribute to the four starring actresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
August 1, 2008
A shapely sequel that retains much of the sparkle and warmth that made the original such a pleasant surprise.
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John Anderson
Variety
August 1, 2008
With very little sex and very little city, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 still seems a good bet to grab a sizable chunk of the underserved chick-flick demographic.