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Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams Reviews

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October 2, 2002
... an over-the-top, kick-butt family film that leans toward the excess but is still a worthy sequel... making adults feel like kids again while making kids feel a bit more grown up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2002
Just about the surest bet for an all-around good time at the movies this summer.
September 9, 2002
It's fast-moving, overwhelming fun, full of gadgets, creatures and general whizz-bang. It could have gone disastrously wrong, but I like it.
| Original Score: 3/4
September 2, 2002
Rodriguez is a shining example of Local Boy Makes Good but we don?t want him becoming the next George Lucas, now, do we? I doubt that is the problem.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/5
September 1, 2002
Spy Kids 2 lacks the element of surprise that delighted its original audiences.
August 27, 2002
a fantastically ridiculous kids' adventure-fantasy filled with bizarre creatures, outlandish gadgets, and anything and everything else Rodriguez's supple imagination could conjure up
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 22, 2002
While not quite the pop-art spectacle of the original, Spy Kids 2's understanding that the movies children cherish most don't speak down to them makes it furious fun.
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August 20, 2002
It is a colourful, high-flying package that melds the gadget-happy sensibilities of its Mission: Impossible-spoofing predecessor with a parade of Hollywood in-jokes sure to amuse parents without confusing kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 20, 2002
Rodriguez seems to have forgotten that making a spectacle is not the same thing as creating a sense of wonder.
August 18, 2002
Rodriguez crams in enough exotic creatures, fancy gadgets, humor and action to make the movie's contents practically leap out of the frame.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 18, 2002
'Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams," is a wildly imaginative, energetic, colorful, carefree romp through a kind of magical gadget kingdom.
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 17, 2002
Rodriguez does a splendid job of racial profiling Hollywood style--casting excellent Latin actors of all ages--a trend long overdue.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
August 16, 2002
Lacks the charm and wit -- and humanity --of its predecessor. It's dispiriting.
August 16, 2002
Credit Robert Rodriguez for having his pulse on fun kid's stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 15, 2002
Proof that you can make a sophisticated, enjoyable movie that celebrates the intelligence of children without resorting to fart jokes or crotch injuries.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 14, 2002
When the final credits roll, hyperactive preteens likely will be convinced they've just seen -- and desperately want to see again and again -- the coolest movie ever made.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 14, 2002
It's miraculous that writer/director/co-producer/co-composer/editor/co-cinematographer/co-designer (whew!) Robert Rodriguez was able to meet our expectations.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2002
The charm of the first movie is still there, and the story feels like the logical, unforced continuation of the careers of a pair of spy kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2002
A great looking, trippy adventure. I can't wait for the next one.
| Original Score: 4/5
August 12, 2002
I didn't like the first one enough to recommend it. I liked this one even less.
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