Hot Tub Time Machine 2

2015

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015)

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Critic Consensus: A shallow dip overflowing with juvenile humor, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is a lukewarm sequel that's healthiest to avoid.

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Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink returns to the helm for this sequel set 10 years in the future, and starring Rob Corddry, Adam Scott, Clark Duke, and Craig Robinson. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Critic Reviews for Hot Tub Time Machine 2

All Critics (102) | Top Critics (27)

It's a dull, lazy, scattershot would-be comedy about a group of mostly unlikable characters who have all the depth of the Three Stooges in the Curly Joe era.

Feb 26, 2015 | Rating: 1.0

Provided you find any of this funny, the anarchic spirit can be exhilarating, but don't waste too much energy on it.

Feb 26, 2015 | Full Review…

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is so bad it might make you question your allegiance to the original Hot Tub Time Machine.

Feb 23, 2015 | Full Review…

Sans the original's redemptive nostalgia or any newfound cleverness, it's just a manic, flop-sweat-drenched mess.

Feb 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Corddry, Robinson, Duke, and Scott have their partisans in the audience, but they're not actors who can carry a movie, even when it's split four ways -- not when their default settings tend to be some variation on "big baby" and "obnoxious jerk.

Feb 20, 2015 | Full Review…

Pretty much a total waste of time and energy.

Feb 20, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hot Tub Time Machine 2

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You know how you watch some sequels, and its bad, and you think "they didn't even try on this one, damn!!" Well I think they tried on this one ... and it's still bad. Okay, maybe not THAT bad, but bad enough. Unless you fancy lots of dick jokes. Fancy that?

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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This was even funnier than the first one. The cast is back and they are having a blast in every scene they are in. A total blast of laughs. The boys are back brining the comedy and heart.

Al S
Al S

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Normally when I watch a sequel to a comedy I really enjoyed, I go in with an open mind, kowing that it has no chance of surpassing the original. "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" not only did not surpass it's predecessor, but it get's shit on entirely by it. Having a story that just exists to send the characters through time once again, there really is nothing interesting going on during the duration of this film. I felt empty handed by the conclusion and that was a huge disappointment, because there is so much that can be done with a time travel story. Getting jumbled in a complex plot, I really did not care about anything the characters had to go through. The voice of reason in the first film was John Cusack's character, and without his return, everyone felt like an innane person. Relying on profanity and dick jokes to chug the movie along, it felt like it just would not end. "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" is lazily written, from it's 4th wall sequel jokes to it's on the nose dialogue, and the direction is all over the place. This film exists from the success of the first and they clearly could care less if it was good. I chuckled once or twice, but every single joke felt recycled from other films of the like. This film is terrible all around. Even if you are a fan of the first, I do not even recommend one viewing out of curiosty, because it is just unnecessary.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

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Nick: Smells like hatred. In 2010, I was excited to see a film that sold me on Craig Robinson looking into the camera and spouting the words "Hot Tub Time Machine." Given that the film had such a ludicrous title to begin with, the cast going the extra mile to make something so silly it came back to being pretty funny again just in the way of the premise was enough to have me excited. The fact that the film delivered on being more than just a silly title is what left me impressed. The film was a gross-out comedy with a sci-fi twist fitting of the 80s body switching craze. It also had a solid cast and a mix of clever and absurdist humor to make it more worthwhile. Now we have the sequel, with its existence seeming as perplexing as the concept of time travel. The lack of the charm and some of the same stars did not help, as this film left me wanting to get out, dry off, and mingle with a different crowd. read the whole review at thecodeiszeek.com

Aaron Neuwirth
Aaron Neuwirth

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