Hamlet 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Hamlet 2 Reviews

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Mark R. Leeper
August 31, 2008
There are several pieces of vulgar language in the film that some viewers might find objectionable. I found them neither objectionable nor particularly funny. In fact, that sums up how I felt about the entire film.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 31, 2008
Anyone who has ever been involved in amateur theater, or for that matter who has been involved with anyone involved in amateur theater, will applaud 'Hamlet 2.'
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 30, 2008
The sheer absurdity of it all allows one to forgive the fact that it never truly realizes its potential.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
August 30, 2008
Witless spoof on Hamlet that is more irritating than funny.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 29, 2008
Very funny. Even though his hands are nowhere on it, you can feel the presence of John Waters everywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Gary Wolcott
Tri-City Herald
August 29, 2008
There is nothing wrong with Hamlet 1. It doesn't need further explanation. The Bard locked down all the loose ends and there is just no need for a sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
August 29, 2008
[It] is not going to be for every taste, but it is easily the funniest movie to be released this year.
| Original Score: 4/4
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
August 28, 2008
The result is comparatively mild in a summer of comedies so politically incorrect that one of them earned a boycott.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
August 28, 2008
A high school musical that would make John Waters proud.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Willie Waffle
August 28, 2008
Will just go down as a quirky film released at a time when bigger movies were starting to wind down and this was worth taking a chance on.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
August 28, 2008
Collapses, despite a game and talented cast, and a brilliant concept. Well, concepts don't make movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
August 27, 2008
Director Andrew Fleming tends to err on the side of volume, blowing up jokes two or three sizes larger than they probably needed to be. But all sins are quickly forgiven once the curtain rises on Mr. Marschz's Opus.
Eric Melin
August 27, 2008
[It] was beaten to the punch by Christopher Guest's Waiting for Guffman, which despite its off-the-cuff nature actually gets these people, feels more dangerous, and has way better songs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Gibron
August 26, 2008
Let's just call Hamlet 2 Waiting for Guffaws, and be done with it. Sadly, said laughter rarely comes, if at all
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Adam Fendelman
August 26, 2008
Hamlet 2 star Steve Coogan told HollywoodChicago.com: "It did make me nervous to play Jesus. I wondered whether the director was just trying to be provocative to annoy Christians or if it was just funny."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 26, 2008
[B]rilliant British satirist Steve Coogan... is actually hard to watch at times, he's so raw and honest in how he strips Dana of all dignity in the teacher's search for meaning and feeling in his life...
Dan Lybarger
August 25, 2008
Fortunately, British comic Steve Coogan ("24 Hour Party People") performs a feat of alchemy by making the seemingly flimsy setup become sturdy as the final credits roll.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
August 25, 2008
Constructed from leftovers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
James Rocchi
August 25, 2008
A shoddy and indulgent mass of bits from other movies with a shapeless, shameless performance by British comedic actor Steve Coogan as its unfixed center.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brandon Fibbs
August 23, 2008
Hamlet 2 is deliriously profane and marvelously hilarious, an outrageous satire that uses absurdist humor to ask an age old question: what happens when you love something but are not remotely good at it?
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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