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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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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 1, 2006
The Rise of Taj never rises to the level of time-killer.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Neil Miller
Film School Rejects
December 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: D
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
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-
Brian Orndorf
DVDTalk.com
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
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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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 4, 2006
Dude, where are my laughs?
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brian Marder
Hollywood.com
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
November 30, 2006
At one point I tried to force myself to fall asleep, just so I wouldn't have to sit through any more of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
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
Mike Ward
Richmond.com
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.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
March 27, 2007
prefers to dwell in deep direct-to-DVD juvenility.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jim Hemphill
Reel.com
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
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Jake Coyle
Associated Press
December 1, 2006
This is the sort of film that thinks calling a beer a 'libation' is a form of wit.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
December 4, 2006
Crikey, it's enough to give even stupid comedy a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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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.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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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
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