Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)



Critic Consensus: Though the concept is no longer fresh, Spy Kids 2 is still an agreeable and energetic romp.

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The sequel to "Spy Kids," exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez.
PG (for action sequences and brief rude humor)
Action & Adventure , Kids & Family , Mystery & Suspense
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Antonio Banderas
as Gregorio Cortez
Carla Gugino
as Ingrid Cortez
Daryl Sabara
as Juni Cortez
Steve Buscemi
as Romero
Mike Judge
as Donnagon Giggles
Danny Trejo
as Machete
Cheech Marin
as Felix Gumm
Matt O'Leary
as Gary Giggles
Emily Osment
as Gerti Giggles
Ricardo Montalban
as Grandfather
Holland Taylor
as Grandmother
Alan Cumming
as Fegan Floop
Taylor Momsen
as President's Daughter
Christopher McDonald
as President of the USA
Bill Paxton
as Dinky Winks
Tony Shalhoub
as Alexander Minion
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Critic Reviews for Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (33)

Rodriguez seems to be trying too hard to cram in too much - more gadgets, more characters, more noise, more color. But bigger, brighter and faster isn't necessarily better.

Full Review… | October 24, 2011
Associated Press
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Rodriguez seems to have forgotten that making a spectacle is not the same thing as creating a sense of wonder.

August 20, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

I didn't like the first one enough to recommend it. I liked this one even less.

August 12, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
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Given the appeal of his first movie, Rodriguez had a big act to follow. Spy Kids ' progeny, though slightly lacking in the warmth of the first, should no doubt please audiences.

Full Review… | August 9, 2002
USA Today
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With Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, the Spy Kids franchise establishes itself as a durable part of the movie landscape: a James Bond series for kids.

Full Review… | August 9, 2002
Chicago Sun-Times
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There's enough here to keep the sequel rocking, providing you can leave the adult in you at the door.

August 9, 2002
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Audience Reviews for Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams


Rodriguez's sequel to the family-fun adventure expands even more and is visually advanced. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams goes beyond its normal concept and is loosely yet efficient. With a much more expanded cast of supporting actors and its usual charm makes for a slight improvement than its predecessor. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

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A marginal improvement on its predecessor but its still lacking any charm and like the first it isn't that exciting

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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as good as the first if not slightly better. the monsters were a fun touch, and the furthering of the OSS storyline with the kids division was fun as well. cheesy, but fun to watch with the kids.

danny d
danny d

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