Hamlet 2 Synopsis
A failed actor-turned-drama teacher stages a politically incorrect musical sequel.
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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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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's Coogan's breakthrough star performance that holds it all together. He's sensational.
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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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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is an ideal showcase for the talents of Coogan.
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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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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...
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Wall Street Journal

Mostly, though, there's the endlessly resourceful, endlessly inventive, bedazzling Mr. Coogan. Hamlet Schmamlet. Not since "Death of a...
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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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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Only in its aggressively imaginative profanity is the film consistent.
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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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The ending was good...

By jessierican
They should have just released the ending as a music video and left out the rest of the film. I wanted to like the movie - but it was slow through out - but the end was worth watching. Therefore, I...

Hamlet 2 = BIG TIME DUD.

I STRONGLY resisted the urge to leave the theater during the press screening yesterday just because I was with a guest - and I was rewarded with only the last 15 minutes of 'amusement' after sitting...

Offensive, uncomfortable, and great! It rocks ME!

By Texafan
This is better than 95% of the cookie cutter romatic comedies, coming-of-age, and saving-the-children flicks made. Realistic? No, but everyone knows a teacher or co-worker who is so unconsciously...

Lighten up!

By cheetachic
Obviously this isn't a movie that will be winning an academy award. How many movies have been made about Christianity and religion in a positive way? Just because SOME people are blinded by faith,...

To See or not to see? That is the question...

By GAughey
I'm going make this right to the point. People, this was created by one of the people of South Park!! It's not intended to win any awards! As a resident of Tucson, Az most people will think that...

GOD IS HOLY-Do NOT be Decieved- This is a MOCKERY

By Truth4Him
This Movie mocks & blasphemes the Creator & Holy God of Isreal & His promised Messiah-Jesus Christ, who came from heaven to earth to show the way, lived a perfect life, was crucified on the cross by...

You must see. If you have no humor stay home!

By jabberwolf
This movie was so incredibly wrong in so many ways, it was perfect!! When I saw some of the fans writing about this, I had to join and write. This is the first movie that has compelled me to write a...

Most Horrible Looking Movie

By DunInSpeed
Not only is it full of blasphemy but this movie looks like it'll take a face plant into the dirt on its opening day. Personally I find no humor in blasphemy and that's all this movie is about....

Jesus Saves

By RandytheMovieFan
The first hour got tedious at times with its "Dangerous Minds" subplot, but it was generally interesting with some amusing moments. The last 30 minutes kicked things up a notch and most audiences...

it was good

By glxy2
amy poehler was funny and so was steve coogan. go south park!...

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Rated R | For language including sexual references, brief nudity and some drug content
What Parents Need to Know
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