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

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December 4, 2006
Crikey, it's enough to give even stupid comedy a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
December 4, 2006
The four-years-in-the-making, badly recycled (not to mention awful) sequel might stain the honor of the Lampoon label if it hadn't already produced several even worse films.
December 4, 2006
The Rise of Taj is relatively pointless in the scheme of things, but refreshing in what it (mostly) doesn't resort to for laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 2, 2006
The question comes to mind: How do you make a Van Wilder movie without Van Wilder? The answer, after watching the end result, is you don't. Or at least you shouldn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 2, 2006
Defines pedestrian filmmaking on every conceivable level, yet this embracement of mediocrity lends a surprising amount of legitimacy to its juvenile subject matter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 1, 2006
In an askew way, Rise of Taj is a better film than Van Wilder, but when encountering cinematic crap on this level, it's hard to clearly distinguish the taste anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 1, 2006
Penn, who also takes an executive producer credit here, wanders around halfheartedly attempting to make something amusing out of the limp shock-comedy antics, but it all just goes in one innuendo and out the other.
December 1, 2006
Ryan Reynolds did Blade: Trinity, people. If he thinks a sequel is beneath him, you'd better believe it.
Read More | Original Score: F
December 1, 2006
As the movie itself is only occasionally entertaining, I invented my own competition: picking scenes from other movies that the Van Wilder 2 screenwriters ripped off because they didn't have any of their own ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 1, 2006
The laughs are low, the breasts are high, and the film is instantly forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 1, 2006
As the nerd sidekick to campus wildman Ryan Reynolds in the original film, Penn projected a geeky charm, but he's not equipped to play the lead in a well-constructed movie, let alone salvage this stunningly mediocre chain of skits.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
December 1, 2006
Penn isn't quite as charming here as he was in Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, but he has a lot less to work with.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 1, 2006
The Rise of Taj never rises to the level of time-killer.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
December 1, 2006
In this sequel to the 2002 campus comedy, Kal Penn spends much of the running time acting like Wilder I star Ryan Reynolds, which no actor with half a brain should be doing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 1, 2006
This is the sort of film that thinks calling a beer a 'libation' is a form of wit.
December 1, 2006
At times, Taj counsels his lovable losers with Dr. Phil-esque platitudes. Other times, the movie is a booze and sex romp without the jokes or production quality to give the Frat Pack movies a run for their money.
December 1, 2006
I have had knee-shaking, äss-skewering hemorrhoids that were funnier than this so-called comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
December 1, 2006
While it is nowhere near as awful as I had expected it to be, there's very little here to get excited about, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 1, 2006
How "Van Wilder 2" somehow made it into theaters is baffling, because it's every bit as unfunny and cheap-looking as its direct-to-DVD brethren
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 30, 2006
Rather than pushing the envelope, the movie draws pictures of boobies on the envelope and tries to pass that off as comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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