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The Hangover Part II

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Raunchy comedy sequel is cruder, less funny, than original.

Movie R 2011 102 minutes
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Based on 28 parent reviews

age 15+


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This movie is definitely not good. I wouldn't say it's bad but it kinda lacks the same kind of humor which made the first one good. Other than that, there's nothing horrible about it, it's just kind of disappointing and it doesn't do anything that the first one didn't.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (28 ):
Kids say (62 ):

The genius of the first Hangover is that it shocked you into hilarity with its then-unparalleled raunch and insanity; so it's no surprise that lightning can't be bottled twice. This sequel pales so much in comparison that it's nearly transparent. You know a sequel's in trouble when it has to heavily reference -- no, patently copy -- its predecessor. (Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, please laugh.)

Nearly everything in the THE HANGOVER 2 has a specific parallel to what we saw in the first movie. There's no tiger, but there's a monkey. It's not the same guy getting married, but there's a wedding -- and a missing member of the wedding party. And yes, the gang, who's all here, has yet another ridiculously wacky bachelor party. And once again, Stu wakes to find himself disfigured. Though the storyline has been transplanted overseas, it does nothing but advance the same tired jokes about Thailand. Is this the best the filmmakers can do? Thank goodness, then, for the cast's chemistry, which is the film's saving grace. Still, what a disappointment! This hangover badly needs a cure.

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