Second Act Reviews
March 12, 2021
It goes with a twist that's as sentimental as it is improbable.
February 3, 2021
Sees Lopez doing her best with a script that requires little more from her than sitting on the subway looking introspective. This story of second chances won't hold up to a second viewing.
January 29, 2021
What the film also accomplishes is both solidifying Lopez's timeless charm and revealing her aging audience.
August 16, 2020
All of this solid comedy material, however, is sidelined when the story decides it needs to minimise the laughs and get the melodrama moving.
July 26, 2020
[After 45 minutes, Second Act] panders like crazy to its audience, which is especially rich given the many lines about how 'consumers are getting smarter and smarter' nowadays.
July 14, 2020
In a true Christmas miracle, everything about Second Act, the new Jennifer Lopez film, manages to scream that it's both trying too hard and not trying hard enough.
March 18, 2020
Look at the poster for Second Act. You know if you're going to see this, and if you are, you'll probably dig it for the most part. Even by that standard, this is lower tier material.
January 10, 2020
A movie about family that's masquerading as a romantic comedy that might be a bit too saccharine.
September 13, 2019
I loved the first half of this and thought that the second half got completely insane in a way I did not appreciate.
July 7, 2019
As J.Lo's latest movie love-interest so rightly observes, "It ain't over until it's over" - and it certainly ain't over for supermarket assistant manager Maya.
June 5, 2019
It's a familiar story, but one that's delivered with style, with Lopez and Hudgens standing out.
May 6, 2019
There's something fun and sweet and innocent about it that you can't help but enjoy.
May 2, 2019
Fans of Lopez and this type of makeover comedy are sure to respond positively to Peter Segal's amusing, if cautious film.
April 18, 2019
Since the film's characters talk endlessly about being honest, it might be nice if the film had a little more honesty itself.
April 16, 2019
For a movie that imagines itself as a smart seriocomedy, Second Act can be awfully dumb.
March 20, 2019
A typical romantic comedy, only with all the cringe-worthy and annoying elements removed.
March 4, 2019
There are lots of very obvious plot points, that you know where everything is going to play out, but you kind of go along with it because we're comfortable seeing her in this role.
March 3, 2019
Here's the quickie review: Good cast, nearly hopeless script.