Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Critics Consensus

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising may not be strictly necessary, but it still wrings a surprising amount of humor from a recycled premise with a distaff twist.

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Total Count: 198

44%

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User Ratings: 51,517
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Young parents Mac (Seth Rogen and Kelly Radnor (Rose Byrne) find their troubles are far from over in this sequel co-starring Zac Efron.

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Critic Reviews for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

All Critics (198) | Top Critics (38)

  • [The film] places as much focus on a smart gender twist and sympathetic concerns about how the characters will progress.

    Oct 11, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A bit of self-awareness goes a long way in elevating this comedy sequel above the 2014 original.

    May 23, 2016 | Full Review…
  • There's a lot of empty improv in this Neighbors 2, scenes that have no real direction and no drive; the movie is all digression and shouted exposition.

    May 21, 2016 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • There are about six really good laughs during the film's 92-minute running length.

    May 20, 2016 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The film's hurry to rush through its plethora of characters becomes a strength, because we don't have enough time to get bored by any one scene. The set pieces may be thin, but they show flickers of genuine warmth.

    May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

    Andrew Lapin

    NPR
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  • This sequel turns out to be a gross-out comedy with a pro-woman streak (instead of sexy selfies or bro-luring bacchanals, the sorority throws a "feminist icon" party). And it just about works.

    May 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

  • Jun 12, 2017
    A rip off of the first one and full of crude unfunny humor. Rogen and Byrne are too talented to waste their time and Efron looks bored to tears. Chloe Grace Moritz can't save this dreck. Don't waste your time! 06-12-2017
    Christopher O Super Reviewer
  • Apr 03, 2017
    It's not that it isn't funny or entertaining but I think what made the original truly enjoyable was the fresh premise. Neighbours 2 feels too much like a reiteration despite Efron's character subplot and heavy feminist overtones. It's a solid comedy but exists more or less as a really long DVD extra of the original. I think having a more profound character story revolving around Moretz instead would've been a wiser choice.
    Drake T Super Reviewer
  • Feb 27, 2017
    A terrible sequel to a garbage film, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising delivers more raunch and out-and-out stupidity. Matt and Kelly Radner faceoff with another group of unruly neighbors, this time a sorority, and get into a war of juvenile pranks. With the sorority angle the film tries to take on issues of sexism and female empowerment, but the sorority girls are such selfish assholes that the politics get lost. And despite the powerhouse cast, Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron, and Chloe Grace Moretz, there aren't any good performances. Also, the comedy is incredibly vulgar; all sex joke and gross-out humor. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is an insipid sequel that tries to do the same thing over again, but can't even get that right.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 06, 2017
    At least as good as the first.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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