“Stifler, Jim, And The Gang All Return For A Sequel Worth A Couple Of Aching Stomach Cramps.”
All the family values remain intact, held fast with a substance even stronger than superglue: Nostalgia for sexual innocence past.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
To fill its depleted reservoir of jokes, Adam Herz's new script frequently tries to generate laughs simply by mentioning something from his old one.
A.O. Scott - New York Times
- Guardian [UK]
This second slice just isn't as deliciously naughty as the original piece.
Susan Wloszczyna - USA Today
Sure it's a sequel, but Pie 2 reprises most of the spirit of the first movie.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
What a portrait of young American manhood as a collective of hormone-addled schnooks -- effete, incapable, soft and doomed, a group of chuckleheads who couldn't find the sky without a sign that pointed up.
Stephen Hunter - Washington Post
The sequel copies the humor of the original so completely that you can't help feeling the party was over a while ago.
Elizabeth Barchas - Boston Globe
Rogers's feeble attempt to ape the Farrellys' gross/sad/funny dialectic falls flat.
Mark Holcomb - Village Voice
Unlike most such sex comedies, it's not mean-spirited. Instead, like the original, it's an odd mix of ribaldry and innocence, titillation and tenderness, lasciviousness and love.
Bruce Westbrook - Houston Chronicle
It's a pleasant enough escape, albeit a short-lived and disposable one.
Chris Vognar - Dallas Morning News
The main characters are further developed ... and just as endearing as the first incarnation.
Asher Price - Denver Post
I had a good time at American Pie 2, maybe because the characters are broad comic types, well played; the movie feels some sympathy for their dilemmas, and because it's obsessed with sex.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Just another by-the-numbers, money-hungry sequel with a lot of recycled shaggy-sex jokes and gross-out gags.
Michael Wilmington - Chicago Tribune
With the raunch quotient cranked up several notches, the sequel is calculated, cynical and, worse, not funny.
Steven Rea - Philadelphia Inquirer
The most sluggish of dumb comedies, a picture that doesn't even have the brains to speed through witless material.
Susan Stark - Detroit News
Less a movie than another efficient moneymaking machine for Universal Pictures, American Pie 2 is a remarkably boring comedy.
Robert Koehler - Variety
Very, very funny, albeit inferior in a number of ways to the original.
Jonathan Foreman - New York Post
It is enough to make one lament for misspent youth, for the teenagers who will buy tickets to PG-13 rated fare only to sneak into this rehash.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
Still seems fresh, despite using the same ingredients of the first one.
Peter Howell - Toronto Star
Hollywood may treat us comedy fans like we're idiots, but we know a good super-glue joke when we see it.
Jason Anderson - Globe and Mail
Here, the jokes are their own feeble reason for being; some are mildly funny, but most just fall flat with a dull clunk.
Stephanie Zacharek - Salon.com
Exists exclusively because its forerunner made a lot of money -- and the lack of inspiration behind the movie shows in every frame.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
It's a cheesy mixture of porn and corn.
Kirk Honeycutt - Hollywood Reporter
A slipshod sequel that looks tossed together over a weekend by people who couldn't care less.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
A copy all the way, a disheartening attempt to capitalize on the success of the original.
Kenneth Turan - Los Angeles Times
Our second encounter with the Class of '99 is unashamedly similar to (but way slicker than) its predecessor.
Charlie Lyne - Ultra Culture
just doesn't have the story and character charm behind it that the original film did
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Better than #1 but still raunchy. Teens love it.
Nell Minow - Common Sense Media
Bob Grimm - Sacramento News & Review
Joe Lozito - Big Picture Big Sound
- Empire Magazine
Geoff Andrew - Time Out
- Film Threat
Steven Snyder - Zertinet Movies
James Verniere - Boston Herald
While it delivers a decent number of laughs, this second serving of Pie still tastes too much like the first.
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Alexander Walker - This is London
Matthew Bond - Daily Mail [UK]
I'll keep coming back for the ride until it stops being fun. I just hope it doesn't go as far as AMERICAN PIE 9 - THE MIDLIFE CRISIS.
Brian Mckay - eFilmCritic.com
Kit Bowen - Hollywood.com
John R. McEwen - Film Quips Online
Fans of the first one will come away tasting soggy reheat, not this year's new improved recipe.
Harry Guerin - RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
Rebecca Murray - About.com
I'm ecstatic to report that American Pie 2 did not disappoint.
Ross Williams - Film Threat
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
Had director J.B. Rogers simply stuck to the sex jokes and not tried to redeem them, he'd have made a more honest film.
Ernest Hardy - L.A. Weekly
There is a bright side. None of us will live long enough to hear a future historian say, 'And that's how a civilization was doomed by a warm apple pie.'
Margaret A. McGurk - Cincinnati Enquirer
...even though the majority of the jokes fail completely, the movie still manages to be entertaining enough to be considered an inoffensive time-waster...
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
Kevin N. Laforest - Montreal Film Journal
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
Robert Denerstein - Denver Rocky Mountain News
It's all about sex again, but, like the first movie, it handles it with a sense of balance between the lewdness and the awkwardness of the subject.
Jeffrey Chen - Window to the Movies
too much of "Pie 2" seems stolen from the day-old bin. ...We learned just about everything we needed to know about these kids two years ago...
James Sanford - Kalamazoo Gazette
Uma palida sombra de seu antecessor...
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
- Boston Phoenix
The gags are rude and crude, but they never bail out in fear of offending, and frankly, it's funny.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
[The] jokes...ain't built for repetition, nor is the film's malnourished narrative.
Bill Chambers - Film Freak Central
Mark Freeman - Critical Eye
Ian Waldron-Mantgani - UK Critic
Brian Orndorf - Modamag.com
Garth Franklin - Dark Horizons
I'd trash the sequel for treading on the same ground...if it weren't so damn funny!
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Cynthia Fuchs - Philadelphia City Paper
Writer Adam Herz has an uncanny knack of turning even the most predictable scenarios into slices of comedy magic.
Ben Falk - BBC
If only the rest of the movie had the wit and wisdom of Levy's performance.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
There's no shortage of overbaked sex gags--and laughs--in this follow-up.
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
I went into "American Pie 2" with low expectations and was disappointed even at that.
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Has the rather desperate feel of a major cash-in.
David Noh - Film Journal International
Is it the greatest thing since apple pie? Certainly not, but it lives up to its predecessor without ruining the gestalt of the original - or the films that inspired it.
Karina Montgomery - Cinerina
The sequel cunningly tempers its full-bore raunchiness with a generous dose of date-movie sweetness and an overall sense of fair play.
Joe Leydon - San Francisco Examiner
- Ebert & Roeper
These are people we don't mind seeing again, and it makes sense to show what happened to them after they came of age.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
I'll pass on this particular dessert.
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel - 3BlackChicks Review
Scott A. Mantz - Scott Mantz' Movie Reviews
The crass jokes are a little bit too crassly done ... and the balance between the girls and the boys is tilted too far in the male direction.
James Kendrick - Q Network Film Desk
Fulfills its duties as a sequel, which is both a criticism and an endorsement.
Shay Casey - Daily-Reviews
Watching American Pie 2 is like going to a party where only half your friends have shown up.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
"If the Oscars had any justice to them, Seann William Scott would win best supporting actor."
Matt Easterbrook - Matt's Movie Reviews
Herz's genius lies in his ability to push beyond the obvious joke into nightmarish territory, until the audience is doubled over with horrified laughter.
Catharine Tunnacliffe - eye WEEKLY
A stale pastry that's likelier to make you gag than to smack your lips in satisfaction.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Emily Blunt - Blunt Review
Like, it's a whole series of vignettes, that are, like, really badly linked. And most of them, they're retreads of the first movie's gags, and, like, they're not very funny.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
American Pie 2 is as much if not more of a goofy, silly, and ultimately sweet triumph as the original.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
American Pie 2 is hysterical fun.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
The story stays true to the original while the characters are allowed to grow and develop.
Tony Toscano - Talking Pictures (U.S.)
When it comes to sheer, unadulterated laughs, one couldn't hope for much better...Alyson Hannigan is absolutely charming.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
Sorry, kids; this levee is dry.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
This undercooked Pie's biggest achievement may be how satisfying it makes its none-too-brilliant predecessor seem in comparison.
Michael Tunison - Boxoffice Magazine
Jim and the gang feel like strangers, and their attempts to create an instant-party atmosphere and pull us into it, demanding we have fun with them, are a little creepy, even a tad sociopathic.
Joe Baltake - Sacramento Bee
It has a cheap, slapdash look that indicates no one behind the camera was interested in anything other than another fat payday.
Rene Rodriguez - Miami Herald
Has an ear for adolescent humiliation and clunkiness.
Jay Stone - Ottawa Citizen
Has as much appeal as a stanky dorm room sock pile.
American Pie 2 is hardly sophisticated, but it's as inspired as teen sex comedies get.
Sean Axmaker - Seattle Post-Intelligencer
A faster-moving and funnier confection than its predecessor.
Tor Thorsen - Reel.com
The entire movie plays like a fifth-rate burlesque show sprinkled with indiscreet product placement.
Paul Tatara - CNN.com
Although it delivers what's expected of it for those wanting to see such a film, it's really not that good of a picture.
Jim Judy - Screen It!
With its mix of lewd jokes, sentimentalized characters and fake emotion, American Pie 2 has less in common with its predecessor and everything in common with every other bad comedy ever made about randy young men.
Mick LaSalle - San Francisco Chronicle
Silly yet fun.
Bruce Kirkland - Jam! Movies
No real premise, no new jokes, no new characters and still no plot line for poor Natasha Lyonne.
Moira MacDonald - Seattle Times