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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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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...
The reason [the first one] worked so well was because of the unique concept and the mystery structure. Now the concept is familiar and the mystery isn't engaging. [This is} the very definition of a lazy, pointless sequel.
As this is the boys' fate, it speaks also to assumptions about viewers, that they're satisfied with a wheel that takes them nowhere surprising, repeating a semblance of plot points and a series of gags.
You know, this isn't all that original. Even for a sequel, it's unashamedly derivative. But I kept thinking, as I gasped, sometimes with laughter and sometimes from shock, that 'The Hangover Part II' still is hilarious more often than it's not.
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.