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'The Hangover Part II'
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 35%
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon: "In France this would-be huge hit is known as 'Very Bad Trip 2.' (Those words, in English.) In Spanish-speaking countries, it’s called '¿Que Paso Ayer? 2.' In German, it’s ... oh, all right. In English, it really should be called 'Sex and the City 2: This Time It’s for Guys.' If you seriously need any more evidence that the raunchy bromance comedy genre has become a played-out shell of its former self, huffing the fumes of last night’s stale beer (mixed with other unidentifiable fluids) in a back alley at dawn, the great burst of sour flatulence that is this overcooked sequel should provide it. Even as transparent attempts to recapture the so-called magic of a big hit go, this new voyage into manufactured outrageousness is especially shameless. Phillips and his co-writers, Craig Mazin and Scot Armstrong, seem to have launched into this project with a misguided faith in their own brilliance, but nothing resembling an idea or a story."