Zoolander 2

Critics Consensus

Zoolander No. 2 has more celebrity cameos than laughs -- and its meager handful of memorable gags outnumbers the few worthwhile ideas discernible in its scattershot rehash of a script.

23%

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Total Count: 226

20%

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User Ratings: 41,675
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Ben Stiller returns both in front of and behind the camera for Zoolander 2, a comedy that finds the beloved model Derek Zoolander (Stiller) and his rival-turned-partner Hansel (Owen Wilson) facing a threat to their continued success.

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Cast

Ben Stiller
as Derek Zoolander
Penelope Cruz
as Valentina
Kristen Wiig
as Alexanya Atoz
Christine Taylor
as Matilda Jeffries
Olivia Munn
as "Old and Lame" Show Attendee
Justin Bieber
as as Himself
Kyle Mooney
as Don Atari
Macaulay Culkin
as as Himself
Billy Zane
as as Himself
Ariana Grande
as Latex BDSM
Demi Lovato
as as Herself
Madalina Ghenea
as Exotic Woman
Lenny Kravitz
as as Himself
Aly Mang
as Fashionista
Sparrowhawk
as Fashion Photographer
Cyrus Arnold
as Derek Zoolander Jr.
Doris McCarthy
as Fashion Editor
Marko Caka
as Fashion Media
Antonio Te Maioho
as Maori Warrior
Mika
as Hairdresser
Jamie Soricelli
as Fashion Media
Beck Bennett
as Geoff Mille
Lewis Hamilton
as "Old and Lame" Show Attendee
Eugenia Tempesta
as Hipster Salesperson
Hal Yamanouchi
as Old Chinese Man
Elettra Capuano
as Alexanya's Sexy Publicist
Martin Saints
as Hot Male Prison Guard
Kelly Aaron
as Fashionista
Christopher Cagle
as Fashion Designer
Romuald Andrzej Klos
as Priest at Shop Window
Caroline Valencia
as Baby Valentina
Justin McGriff
as Fashion Show Attendee
Clinton Clark
as Fashion Photographer
Alexis Hall
as Fashionista
Orfeo Orlando
as Circus Strong Man
Kevin Meyer
as Fashionista
Dorry Marie
as Fashion Media
Vanessa Scull
as Fashion Show Attendee
Antony Hagopian
as British Newscaster
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Critic Reviews for Zoolander 2

All Critics (226) | Top Critics (46)

  • Zoolander 2 takes pains to reference every successful gag you remember from the original, and then embellish them in painful-often offensive, almost always outdated-fashion.

    Feb 19, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The first film scored a few palpable hits, but the new one barely makes the effort, and the poise of a work like "Funny Face," which both mocked and fêted a devotion to couture, seems an impossible dream.

    Feb 15, 2016 | Full Review…
  • If you want to see this, see it addled. With a fashion crowd, if that's not an oxymoron. Or something.

    Feb 14, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • There are some clever bits and the satire is at times scathing but, on the whole, moments of hilarity are like oases in a desert of tedium. When Zoolander 2 isn't funny, the silliness strains the viewer's patience.

    Feb 14, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • While all comedies get refined in the editing room, this one feels like it was slapped together there, as Stiller - who also directed - searched for laughs.

    Feb 12, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • How bad is Zoolander 2? It's Batman and Robin bad.

    Feb 12, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Zoolander 2

  • Apr 24, 2017
    This is a silly sequel, in that it doesn't pack the laughs of the original. There are so many cameos you loose track, just like the story. Would only recommend for true fans of the original, although you all might be disappointed.
    Jarrin R Super Reviewer
  • Mar 02, 2017
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    Anthony L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 30, 2016
    Although not as funny as the original, "Zoolander 2" is hilarious. Great costumes and hair with some really fun characters (such as Kristen Wiig's character and "Don Atari"), there's a lot to appreciate (and laugh at) in this film. For instance, how can anyone resist laughing at a Neil de Grasse Tyson cameo declaring, "That's what I do. I'm Neil de Grasse Tyson, B-tch!"? The poor critical and audience reviews are not justified in my estimation. I would definitely recommend this film to anyone who enjoyed the first film, or anyone who just wants to see a silly film making fun of fashion, modeling and James Bond.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Aug 23, 2016
    Ruining the memory of the original cult hit, Zoolander 2 completely shits itself. The ridiculously dumb comedy and fashion satire of the first film is multiplied times ten here and it doesn't work at all. Without any straight character to ground it, the whole thing becomes total looney tunes. Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson easily slip back into their roles, but the rest of the cast is piss-poor (including Will Ferrell who returns as Mugatu). Zoolander 2 isn't without any laughs, but it's just too insultingly stupid (and not in a fun way).
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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