American Pie 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

American Pie 2 Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 10, 2001
It is enough to make one lament for misspent youth, for the teenagers who will buy tickets to PG-13 rated fare only to sneak into this rehash.
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James Berardinelli
August 9, 2001
Exists exclusively because its forerunner made a lot of money -- and the lack of inspiration behind the movie shows in every frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 20, 2001
It's a cheesy mixture of porn and corn.
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 26, 2001
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
Bob Grimm
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 10, 2001
What a portrait of young American manhood as a collective of hormone-addled schnooks -- effete, incapable, soft and doomed, a group of chuckleheads who couldn't find the sky without a sign that pointed up.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Kit Bowen
February 21, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
August 10, 2001
Jim and the gang feel like strangers, and their attempts to create an instant-party atmosphere and pull us into it, demanding we have fun with them, are a little creepy, even a tad sociopathic.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 7, 2005
While it delivers a decent number of laughs, this second serving of Pie still tastes too much like the first.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 8, 2001
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
August 8, 2001
...the entire cast seems to have phoned in their parts, embarrassed to still be tethered to this pubescent rubbish...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
Uma pálida sombra de seu antecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 18, 2012
just doesn't have the story and character charm behind it that the original film did
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 9, 2001
Just another by-the-numbers, money-hungry sequel with a lot of recycled shaggy-sex jokes and gross-out gags.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
August 9, 2001
It has all the essential ingredients -- same writer, same cast, same suburban Michigan setting -- but it's sour now, with the texture of soggy cardboard.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
August 9, 2001
This second slice just isn't as deliciously naughty as the original piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 9, 2001
With the raunch quotient cranked up several notches, the sequel is calculated, cynical and, worse, not funny.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
August 10, 2001
To fill its depleted reservoir of jokes, Adam Herz's new script frequently tries to generate laughs simply by mentioning something from his old one.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
August 10, 2001
Sorry, kids; this levee is dry.
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Jan Stuart
August 10, 2001
The American Pie take on teenage sexuality is far more leering and prurient in its banana-peel fashion than the in-your-face voyeurism of Larry Clark's Bully.
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