Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)



Critic Consensus: Though the concept is no longer fresh, Spy Kids 2 is still an agreeable and energetic romp.

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Movie Info

The sequel to "Spy Kids," exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez.more
Rating: PG (for action sequences and brief rude humor)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Rodriguez
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 18, 2003
Dimension Films - Official Site


Antonio Banderas
as Gregorio Cortez
Carla Gugino
as Ingrid Cortez
Alexa Vega
as Carmen Cortez
Daryl Sabara
as Juni Cortez
Mike Judge
as Donnagon Giggles
Danny Trejo
as Machete
Cheech Marin
as Felix Gumm
Matt O'Leary
as Gary Giggles
Emily Osment
as Gerti Giggles
Ricardo Montalban
as Grandfather
Holland Taylor
as Grandmother
Alan Cumming
as Fegan Floop
Taylor Momsen
as President's Daughter
Christopher McDonald
as President of the USA
Bill Paxton
as Dinky Winks
Tony Shalhoub
as Alexander Minion
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Critic Reviews for Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

All Critics (141) | Top Critics (34)

Rodriguez seems to be trying too hard to cram in too much - more gadgets, more characters, more noise, more color. But bigger, brighter and faster isn't necessarily better.

Full Review… | October 24, 2011
Associated Press
Top Critic

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams is certainly trippy and inventive, but the film is way too long, a little too flat and not nearly as enjoyable as the original.

Full Review… | January 29, 2012

An imaginatively joyous adventure.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Rodriguez tends to learn from his mistakes and made a truly superior film to the first.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Following up his enormous hit from last year, writer-director Robert Rodriguez does the impossible -- he makes a big Hollywood sequel into a personal pet project.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

The best example in recent memory of what happens when an independent-minded director is allowed to exercise his talents with the backing and support of a Hollywood support system.

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams


Rodriguez's sequel to the family-fun adventure expands even more and is visually advanced. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams goes beyond its normal concept and is loosely yet efficient. With a much more expanded cast of supporting actors and its usual charm makes for a slight improvement than its predecessor. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


A marginal improvement on its predecessor but its still lacking any charm and like the first it isn't that exciting

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

as good as the first if not slightly better. the monsters were a fun touch, and the furthering of the OSS storyline with the kids division was fun as well. cheesy, but fun to watch with the kids.

danny d

Super Reviewer

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Quotes

Romero: Do you think that God stays in heaven because he too lives in fear of what he has created?
– Submitted by Rose F (2 years ago)
Carmen Cortez: Well, there it is.
Juni Cortez: How do you know?
Carmen Cortez: 'Cause it's big, and weird, and in the middle of the room.
– Submitted by Rich B (4 years ago)

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