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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Reviews

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Kevin A. Ranson

... an over-the-top, kick-butt family film that leans toward the excess but is still a worthy sequel... making adults feel like kids again while making kids feel a bit more grown up.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/4

October 2, 2002
Josef Braun
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Just about the surest bet for an all-around good time at the movies this summer.

September 30, 2002

It's fast-moving, overwhelming fun, full of gadgets, creatures and general whizz-bang. It could have gone disastrously wrong, but I like it.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 9, 2002

Rodriguez is a shining example of Local Boy Makes Good but we don?t want him becoming the next George Lucas, now, do we? I doubt that is the problem.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 2, 2002
D.K. Holm

Spy Kids 2 lacks the element of surprise that delighted its original audiences.

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September 1, 2002
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

a fantastically ridiculous kids' adventure-fantasy filled with bizarre creatures, outlandish gadgets, and anything and everything else Rodriguez's supple imagination could conjure up

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

August 27, 2002
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

While not quite the pop-art spectacle of the original, Spy Kids 2's understanding that the movies children cherish most don't speak down to them makes it furious fun.

Full Review

August 22, 2002
Adam Nayman

It is a colourful, high-flying package that melds the gadget-happy sensibilities of its Mission: Impossible-spoofing predecessor with a parade of Hollywood in-jokes sure to amuse parents without confusing kids.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 20, 2002
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Rodriguez seems to have forgotten that making a spectacle is not the same thing as creating a sense of wonder.

August 20, 2002
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Rodriguez crams in enough exotic creatures, fancy gadgets, humor and action to make the movie's contents practically leap out of the frame.

Full Review Source: Nitrate Online | Original Score: 3/4

August 18, 2002
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

'Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams," is a wildly imaginative, energetic, colorful, carefree romp through a kind of magical gadget kingdom.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

August 18, 2002
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Rodriguez does a splendid job of racial profiling Hollywood style--casting excellent Latin actors of all ages--a trend long overdue.

Full Review Source: Spectrum (St. George, Utah) | Original Score: B+

August 17, 2002
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Credit Robert Rodriguez for having his pulse on fun kid's stuff.

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 7/10

August 16, 2002
Robert Wilonsky
Dallas Observer

Lacks the charm and wit -- and humanity --of its predecessor. It's dispiriting.

Full Review Source: Dallas Observer

August 16, 2002
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Proof that you can make a sophisticated, enjoyable movie that celebrates the intelligence of children without resorting to fart jokes or crotch injuries.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

August 15, 2002
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner

When the final credits roll, hyperactive preteens likely will be convinced they've just seen -- and desperately want to see again and again -- the coolest movie ever made.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

August 14, 2002
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's miraculous that writer/director/co-producer/co-composer/editor/co-cinematographer/co-designer (whew!) Robert Rodriguez was able to meet our expectations.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

August 14, 2002
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

The charm of the first movie is still there, and the story feels like the logical, unforced continuation of the careers of a pair of spy kids.

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 3/4

August 13, 2002
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

A great looking, trippy adventure. I can't wait for the next one.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 13, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I didn't like the first one enough to recommend it. I liked this one even less.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

August 12, 2002
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