The Hangover Part II (2011)

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Critic Consensus: A crueler, darker, raunchier carbon copy of the first installment, The Hangover Part II lacks the element of surprise -- and most of the joy -- that helped make the original a hit.

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In The Hangover Part II, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined. -- (C) Warner Bros
Rating:
R (for pervasive language, strong sexual content including graphic nudity, drug use and brief violent images)
Genre:
Comedy
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Cast

Ed Helms
as Stu
Ken Jeong
as Mr. Chow
Paul Giamatti
as Kingsley
Mike Tyson
as Himself
Jeffrey Tambor
as Sid Garner
Mason Lee
as Teddy
Jamie Chung
as Lauren
Gillian Vigman
as Stephanie
Yasmin Lee
as Kimmy
Nick Cassavetes
as Tattoo Joe
Sondra Currie
as Linda Garner
Brody Stevens
as Kingsley Guy
Nimit Lugsamepong
as Desk Officer
Nimit Luksameepong
as Desk Officer
Andrew Howard
as Nikolai
Danai Thiengdham
as Cell Block Officer
Thana Srisuke
as Fighting Monk
Pairot Noiply
as Shouting Man
Sanita Jai-ua
as Hostess #1
Kim Lee
as Dancer
Palakorn Chaiklang
as Wedding Band Member/Ska Ranger
Palakorn Gunjina
as Wedding Band Member/Ska Ranger
Pongsatorn Sawadchatchawan
as Wedding Band Member/Ska Ranger
Kaweewit Chaikaew
as Wedding Band Member/Ska Ranger
Pure Watanabe
as Wedding Band Member/Ska Ranger
Rattana Janprasit
as Wedding Band Member/Ska Ranger
Jetsada Yuktabutra
as Wedding Band Member/Ska Ranger
Crystal
as Drug Dealing Monkey
Tanner Maguire
as Phil, 12 years old
William A. Johnson
as Stu, 12 years old
Aedin Mincks
as Alan, 12 years old
Dylan Boyack
as Doug, 12 years old
William Jiang
as Chow, 12 years old
Lynne Kidder
as Woman at Restaurant
Fred North
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for The Hangover Part II

All Critics (233) | Top Critics (46)

Unless moviegoers themselves are willing to shoulder some of the blame, it's useless to try and figure out why The Hangover Part II is so bad. The film only exists because, after the hilarious 2009 movie broke box-office records for an R-rated comedy...

June 8, 2011
indieWIRE
Top Critic

The Hangover Part II isn't a dud, exactly -- some of it is very funny, and there are a few memorable jolts and outlandish dirty moments. But it feels, at times, like a routine adventure film set overseas.

Full Review… | June 3, 2011
New Yorker
Top Critic

The missing person, the seamy urban setting, the gradual accretion of clues: The Hangover films are, essentially, hard-boiled crime stories spun into comic depravity.

Full Review… | May 27, 2011
The Atlantic
Top Critic

I can't dismiss the ugliness behind many of its antics.

Full Review… | May 26, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

I can't believe how precisely everything does happen again, except that what was fresh and surprising in Las Vegas turns rancid and predictable in Bangkok, where yet another wedding is scheduled to take place.

Full Review… | May 26, 2011
Wall Street Journal
Top Critic

Directed, like the wildly successful first film, by Todd Phillips, it airlifts the original characters, premise, and story structure out of Vegas and plonks them down in Bangkok in near-identical form, save for a few instances of ante-upping.

Full Review… | May 26, 2011
Slate
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Hangover Part II

A pathetic excuse for a sequel, actually more of a lazy rehash than anything else. Everything is so boring and predictable, the jokes are disgusting and not at all funny, and Zach Galifianakis is absolutely unbearable. But at least it has Ed Helms in it.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Just because a sequel uses the same formula as its predecessor, it doesn't mean that it's the same movie. If you like these characters and the general idea, you're going to love it's more deranged second entry. What is most important for a comedy is the actual comedy; which is just as effective, if not more so than the original. Shenanigans don't even come close to the bizarre and demented occurrences that the Wolfpack experience. The level of destruction that occurs is so hilarious that you can't even explain it in words. I think the chemistry between Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms has only gotten stronger in the two years since the first. Pretty much any joke attempted had me laughing really hard and this movie accomplishes everything it sets out to do. It really is extremely fun and in my opinion matches up to the reputation it etablished the first time around. Anyone who complains about this has only themselves to blame because you should know exactly what you're getting into from the previews and interviews. I honestly don't think you could call it The Hangover if it wasn't about a bunch of guys getting messed up and not remembering the night before.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Bangkok? Well the pacts did another crazy thing as the first movie.. The same formula was used here and for me it just as same as the first movie, they just need a better twist.. Overall, I'm not that impressed with this sequel..

Sanjaya  丘耀文
Sanjaya 丘耀文

Super Reviewer

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