Pitch Perfect 2 Reviews

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June 10, 2016
Say what you will about the film's wielding of stereotypes -- it genuinely loves its characters.
December 31, 2015
What felt like winking cheekiness in the first movie can come across now more like clumsy provocation.
November 10, 2015
The music is better and the comedy is worse.
May 23, 2015
It is badly written, inexpertly directed, poorly acted, erratically paced, and features music of dubious worth.
May 19, 2015
Anna Kendrick's Beca, a mash-up maestro, spends the movie looking like she'd rather scale a fish than scale her vocals. (Maybe because Kendrick is nearly 30, and she's still playing a college student?)
May 18, 2015
Ethnic clichés abound, college comes off as a free sleepaway camp, and the simple wonders of unaccompanied singing are inflated to Las Vegas-style bombast.
May 17, 2015
Stop me if you think you've heard this one before.
May 15, 2015
It actually is difficult to write a review of Pitch Perfect 2. First you have to think up and reject a bunch of adjectives and nouns to pair with "a ca," as in, "It's a ca-lousy" ...
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May 15, 2015
This sequel succumbs to a predictable syndrome and goes big when it should have gone home. Its self-satisfaction is a step toward cynicism, and that is what a Pitch Perfect film must never be.
May 15, 2015
It may be calculated, but it gets the best out of a talented cast. And with a surfeit of charm and some killer wit muddled in, it'll surely win you over by the first big number.
May 15, 2015
As second rounds of comedies go, "Pitch Perfect 2" definitely is not perfect. Its script is more than a smidge pitchy.
May 15, 2015
What we have is an update that is tighter, slicker and fine-tuned in more ways than one - no doubt music to the ears of the fans of a flowering franchise.
May 15, 2015
A movie with attitude and energy that's not as aca-amazing as the original, but still makes for semi-shiny summertime fun.
May 15, 2015
It's at least 20 minutes too long. But Banks marshals things with such cheery uplift you're all too happy to spend time in the Bellas' company.
May 14, 2015
The over-the-top racist caricatures feels horribly out-of-sync with the movie's positive message about girl power and friendship.
May 14, 2015
It is an impressive feature directing debut, with Banks handling the high-octane chaos of "Pitch" with almost perfect aplomb.
May 14, 2015
There's no interest in surprising us even a little bit.
May 14, 2015
As wardrobe malfunctions go, they don't get much more disastrous.
May 14, 2015
Pitch Perfect 2 is a very fragmented affair, more a selection of comic sketches than a coherent movie in its own right.
May 14, 2015
The casual busyness of the plots does not distract from the essence of the movie, which is the pleasure and occasional stress of hanging out with like-minded girlfriends as you ease your way toward adulthood.
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