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Miss Congeniality 2 - Armed and Fabulous Reviews

March 28, 2005
This, to me, is a classic example of a sequel that was just made because the first one made money. I didn't even like the first one.
March 25, 2005
Like its predecessor, Miss Congeniality 2 is by turns a predictable and outlandishly contrived take on the Pygmalion myth.
March 25, 2005
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is enjoyable in patches, but only because of the goodwill that most of us still have toward Sandra Bullock.
March 25, 2005
The movie seems so enamored of its own charms that even the outtakes have a slightly calculated feel.
Read More | Original Score: C
March 24, 2005
Deliriously funny if instantly forgettable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2005
There is no good reason to go and actually see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 24, 2005
Nothing with so many people in drag should feel this draggy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2005
You figure Bullock would have learned her lesson about sequels after the Speed 2 fiasco. MC2 isn't that bad, but it puts its star's charms to the test.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 24, 2005
Lame and inoffensive.
March 24, 2005
A pretty laughless affair.
March 24, 2005
Sporadically amusing but sometimes slogging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2005
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous lacks even the limited amusement and appeal brought to the original as a result of some shrewd casting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2005
Entertaining and heartwarming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2005
A boilerplate action comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2005
This is one hideous excuse for a motion picture -- the kind of steaming sewage that occasionally makes life as a film critic seem like an exercise in self-immolation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 24, 2005
Not fabulous, barely even congenial, Armed and Fabulous lets us see the end of Bullock's stardom, even if she doesn't.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 24, 2005
The jokes are hit or miss, but the appealing teamwork of Bullock and King gives the movie gleam.
March 24, 2005
It isn't just that Miss Congeniality 2 is nearly absent a single genuine laugh; it's that instead of a screenplay and a story we now have stereotypes and sketch comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 24, 2005
Mildly amusing, but hardly fabulous and awfully long.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2005
The first film had its moments, not to mention Benjamin Bratt. But this one's contrived enthusiasm for itself is misplaced.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2005
Miss Congeniality is the sort of tedious and generic sequel that gives the number 2 a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 24, 2005
It's as original as a pageant contestant advocating world peace.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 24, 2005
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is as awful as the original was inspired.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 24, 2005
The premise of the first Miss Congeniality is unrepeatable by definition, and Gracie is much less interesting as a now-fashion-savvy agent in Las Vegas.
March 24, 2005
It's absurd and predictable, but fans of the first movie should like this at least as much.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2005
Bullock deserves better. We deserve better.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2005
MC 2 is one limp, dead fish of a comedy, all predictable characters and nonsensical storylines, filled with cheap would-be yuks and loads of talented people picking up paychecks.
Read More | Original Score: D
March 24, 2005
Like most sequels, Miss Congeniality 2 is just a dumbed-down version of a concept that wasn't that bright to begin with.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2005
Miss Congeniality 2 has some laughs, but many of the jokes seem desperate.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 24, 2005
Miss Congeniality 2's target audience is those desperate for entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 24, 2005
An exhausting, predictable, even maddening moviegoing experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 24, 2005
Miss Congeniality 2 isn't a total waste of your time; Bullock sees to that. But it is a waste of the star's time.
Read More | Original Score: C-
March 23, 2005
It's an enjoyable (or at least educational) study of what Bullock and her favored writer-producer Marc Lawrence have rightly identified as the star's best comedy assets.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 23, 2005
Isn't a noticeable regression from its predecessor. But it's no advancement either, suggesting the risks inherent in franchise filmmaking.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 22, 2005
As Agent Sam Fuller (some script doctor is grinning somewhere), King is called upon to routinely assault co-workers.
March 18, 2005
Neither buff nor fabulous, the high concept more wearying than delightful on the second go-round.