83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As a movie, Hamlet 2 is lively, energetically daft, and very, very scrappy -- a broader, more loony-tunes knockoff of "Waiting for Guffman."
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's Coogan's breakthrough star performance that holds it all together. He's sensational.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Like its low-key star, Hamlet 2 is more likely to elicit quiet chuckles than raucous laughter.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is an ideal showcase for the talents of Coogan.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Elisabeth Shue has a strange role as a version of herself who has given up acting for nursing.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

Attaining somewhat of a bad parody of a comedy, screenwriters Andrew Fleming and Pam Brady have slapped together a string of gags in a hit-and-miss dither. Some of it is quite brainy.
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60

Wall Street Journal

Mostly, though, there's the endlessly resourceful, endlessly inventive, bedazzling Mr. Coogan. Hamlet Schmamlet. Not since "Death of a Salesman" has failure been quite so entertaining.
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
There's a lot of potential here, and a sharper script might have made all the difference.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Only in its aggressively imaginative profanity is the film consistent.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
In the new comedy Hamlet 2, Coogan comes perilously close to wearing out his welcome. It's actually a pretty fascinating sight.
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54 out of 100
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