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The Princess Diaries 2 - Royal Engagement Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 11, 2004
The film is like a homage to the cliches and obligatory stereotypes of its genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
August 12, 2004
Lumpish excuse for a contemporary fairy tale.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 11, 2004
The theme song and spirit was Diana Ross' I'm Coming Out. This time, the theme is more like I'm Running Out. Of ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
August 11, 2004
This tepid sequel is a compelling argument for royal family planning.
| Original Score: D-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 11, 2004
The problem with this sequel, unlike, say, Spider-Man 2 or X2: X-Men United, is that no one was interested in making a better film.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 11, 2004
[The movie tries] too slavishly to duplicate the original without taking it in any new directions.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
August 10, 2004
This movie is so intent on going nowhere that it introduces new characters just to give them nothing to do.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
August 11, 2004
There's not enough story in it to fill a shoebox.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
August 11, 2004
The Princess Diaries 2 combines a classic storybook scenario, in which the former ugly duckling refines her swan standing, with the usual self-help uplift.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
August 16, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
August 12, 2004
It delivers the same bland adolescent fluff and feel-good family values its predecessor provided...This could get interesting--but it doesn't, not really.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 11, 2004
We all love a good fairy tale, but the enchantment is missing in this predictable sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Was there a point of a sequel to a movie that was just decent after all?
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
October 18, 2004
Unlikely to appeal to anyone, regardless of their thoughts on the first film.
| Original Score: 16/100
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
August 10, 2004
Princess Diaries 2 gives you plenty of reasons to hate it ... However, the charming lead actors save the film from becoming dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Danny Minton
Beaumont Journal
August 10, 2004
If you only have one month to live - go see this movie (because every minute will seem like an eternity).
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
November 16, 2004
Saddled with the sort of dialogue that would fell a von Trapp.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 10, 2004
Royal Engagement (the title alone suggests a "Wedding" installment cannot be far behind) is a plebeian affair that is unlikely to court any new fans
Full Review | Original Score: C
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 10, 2004
Director Garry Marshall continues his reign as Enemy of Women... with his depiction of Mia... as a naive child...
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