The Hangover Part II Reviews

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June 16, 2011
It might not be quite as much fun as the first film but it's fun enough - and that's all that counts. Plus, there's a monkey in it.
June 8, 2011
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 3, 2011
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.
May 28, 2011
The Hangover Part II sees the same ingredients shaken up in the kaleidoscope, but a less attractive and far less amusing pattern emerges.
May 27, 2011
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.
May 27, 2011
I can't dismiss the ugliness behind many of its antics.
May 27, 2011
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.
May 27, 2011
It's not with a sense of delight that you realise you're on exactly the same ride again but with dawning dismay.
May 26, 2011
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.
May 26, 2011
It's a tribute to the filmmakers, particularly director and co-writer Todd Phillips, that the best way to approach The Hangover Part II is to talk about what it isn't. It isn't a typical sequel, either a watered-down encore or a muddled [extension].
May 26, 2011
Those who enjoyed The Hangover for its gross out insanity will appreciate this film, and it is possessed of a stronger ending than its predecessor, however anyone looking for novelty or a fresh take will be disappointed.
May 26, 2011
The premise and the execution are numbingly familiar, and what was funny and unexpected about a guys-bonding-under-pressure movie the first time around becomes: ''Are they kidding? Again?''
May 26, 2011
One of the most uninspired and unoriginal sequels you'll ever see. Or not see, if you're lucky.
May 26, 2011
Phillips and his co-writers, Craig Mazin and Scot Armstrong, seem to have launched into this project with a misguided faith in their own brilliance, but nothing resembling an idea or a story.
May 26, 2011
The filmmakers can't recapture the original's novelty or freshness, so they up the raunch level considerably; the matter-of-factness of the transsexual and gay-panic jokes is almost progressive.
May 26, 2011
The Hangover made the actors A-list Hollywood stars. But despite the indisputable talent of this cast, The Hangover Part II doesn't deliver the same zany punch of its predecessor.
May 26, 2011
Maybe what goes on in Vegas really should stay in Vegas.
May 26, 2011
Alas, this time there are about three or four mild laughs in the whole picture, and the entire visual aspect of the movie is a botched disappointment.
May 26, 2011
Somebody must have roofied me. I left The Hangover Part II feeling dazed and abused, wondering how bad things happened to such a good comedy.
May 26, 2011
We all enjoyed ourselves during that first movie. But now ... well, the hangover has begun.
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