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Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (Van Wilder 2) Reviews

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Jane Boursaw
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Lame, horrid sequel is even worse than the first.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Reece Pendleton
Chicago Reader
July 28, 2009
This is shocking only for its tepidness; except for some raunchy language, it's ready-made for basic cable.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
April 13, 2007
Screw Tara Reid! Who needs her in this movie. We've got a cockney girl with huge knockers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Christopher Null
March 27, 2007
prefers to dwell in deep direct-to-DVD juvenility.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
February 3, 2007
Penn sports little of the squirrelly charm evidenced by the original Van Wilder star, Ryan Reynolds.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
February 3, 2007
Penn is capable of so much more.
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
February 3, 2007
National Lampoon recycles countless collegiate comedies for this spin-off sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
Kam Williams
Upstage Magazine
December 25, 2006
From haphazard editing to clueless cinematography to godawful acting to gaping plot holes to zero laughs to low production values, this sorry sequel has all the earmarks of your classic 'take the money and run' ripoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 10, 2006
...original star Ryan Reynolds wisely took a pass on coming back for more...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
December 8, 2006
Granted, it's still ****, but with a sweeter odor than usual.
| Original Score: C-
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
December 6, 2006
Everything old is old again in this rickety extension of 2002's already rickety Van Wilder.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
December 4, 2006
There was a hedonistic amorality and joyous celebration of privilege in the first Van Wilder that's missing from its sequel. That's fine with me. I hated that movie.
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
December 4, 2006
Taj plays like a very bad combination of Revenge of the Nerds and Harry Potter.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
December 4, 2006
Britain and India face off in National Lampoon's Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj, a strained attempt to transplant the American campus comedy to more uptight shores.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
December 4, 2006
| Original Score: 1/5
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
December 4, 2006
Van Wilder 2's sense of numbing familiarity is not enhanced by director Mort Nathan's apparent unfamiliarity with the entire filmmaking process.
| Original Score: 1/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
December 4, 2006
Some movies are Hollywood's version of littering: Like half-eaten pizzas or rancid burgers, these flicks are tossed aside to rot in empty cinemas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 4, 2006
Dude, where are my laughs?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
December 4, 2006
It's hard to fathom why this didn't go straight to video, or maybe even YouTube.
| Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 4, 2006
Before a schmaltzy, earnest ending, Taj manages to score with exactly one decent joke. It's about British colonialism, it's in the trailer and you can see it on the Internet for free.
| Original Score: 1/4
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