The Hangover Part II Reviews

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Leonard Maltin
indieWIRE
June 8, 2011
Unless moviegoers themselves are willing to shoulder some of the blame, it's useless to try and figure out why The Hangover Part II is so bad. The film only exists because, after the hilarious 2009 movie broke box-office records for an R-rated comedy...
David Poland
Movie City News
June 7, 2011
For me, the bottom line is, did I laugh? And I did. As much as I did the first time around.
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
June 6, 2011
This may be the one time in recorded history where a second hangover is a good thing. Bartender, serve up another round with the wolf pack.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 6, 2011
If its hugely successful 2009 predecessor served up a lot of raucous laughs and guilt-free entertainment, this seems intent on dishing out morning- after-style punishment for all the fun that was had.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
June 6, 2011
Missing is the deliriously unpredictable inventiveness of the first film, replaced by variations on its most memorable bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
June 5, 2011
The reason [the first one] worked so well was because of the unique concept and the mystery structure. Now the concept is familiar and the mystery isn't engaging. [This is} the very definition of a lazy, pointless sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Fred Topel
Screen Junkies
June 5, 2011
Seamlessly applies the Hangover structure to a new setting. The beauty of it is it could happen anywhere, or with anyone (i.e. franchise.)
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters
June 5, 2011
As this is the boys' fate, it speaks also to assumptions about viewers, that they're satisfied with a wheel that takes them nowhere surprising, repeating a semblance of plot points and a series of gags.
Burl Burlingame
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
June 3, 2011
If you laughed your butt off in the first film, you'll laugh half your butt off here, and even that is generally worth the price of admission these days.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
June 3, 2011
You know, this isn't all that original. Even for a sequel, it's unashamedly derivative. But I kept thinking, as I gasped, sometimes with laughter and sometimes from shock, that 'The Hangover Part II' still is hilarious more often than it's not.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
June 3, 2011
It feels less like The Hangover Part II than it does like The Hangover 2.0, as if Phillips were trying to go back and make the first film funnier instead of making a new one.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
June 3, 2011
The Hangover Part II isn't a dud, exactly -- some of it is very funny, and there are a few memorable jolts and outlandish dirty moments. But it feels, at times, like a routine adventure film set overseas.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
June 3, 2011
More mean spirited than fun.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
June 3, 2011
Stu, Phil, and Alan are like the Three Stooges: the backdrop may look a little different, but it's the same ladder to the gut and poke in the eye again.
Bob Grimm
Tucson Weekly
June 2, 2011
Man, did they blow it with this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.75/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 2, 2011
Five credited writers have made the sequel darker, much less funny and provided the type of bad behavior in another country that pretty much defines the term "ugly Americans."

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tim Martain
The Mercury
June 2, 2011
The makers of The Hangover Part II have pulled off one of the most blatantly lazy acts of filmmaking in recent memory. And it still works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Gareth Simms
Platform
June 2, 2011
The implausibility of this happening again and to the same guys is balanced out by the chemistry of the Wolfpack and the unexpected edginess of Phillips who strives for the outrageous and for the most part really hits the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.0/10
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
June 1, 2011
little more than a repetitive, desperate sequel, the very definition of unnecessary
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Ward
Richmond.com
May 31, 2011
It isn't so much a sequel as it is a translation, a translation for those who prefer to drink up their humor garnished with a groin kick and a mid-coitis choke instead of a wink and a nod. Bottoms up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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