“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
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
Sure it's a sequel, but Pie 2 reprises most of the spirit of the first movie.
Desson Thomson - 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
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
- 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
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
American Pie 2 is as much if not more of a goofy, silly, and ultimately sweet triumph as the original.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
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
The story stays true to the original while the characters are allowed to grow and develop.
Tony Toscano - Talking Pictures (U.S.)
American Pie 2 is hysterical fun.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
When it comes to sheer, unadulterated laughs, one couldn't hope for much better...Alyson Hannigan is absolutely charming.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
There's a certain amount of energy and originality that's lacking.
Jeff Vice - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
The American Pie take on teenage sexuality is far more leering and prurient in its banana-peel fashion than the in-your-face voyeurism of Larry Clark's Bully.
Jan Stuart - Newsday
Pie 2 avoids the usual, sequel leftovers feeling.
Bob Strauss - Los Angeles Daily News
You can almost ignore that it's light on plot and heavy on leftover gags from the first -- more clever -- film.
- E! Online
American Pie 2 has a specific young audience in mind. What the rest of us think of this film's over-sexed, sophomoric hi-jinks makes no never mind.
Jack Garner - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
This undercooked Pie's biggest achievement may be how satisfying it makes its none-too-brilliant predecessor seem in comparison.
Michael Tunison - Boxoffice Magazine
Sorry, kids; this levee is dry.
Terry Lawson - Detroit Free Press
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
In this film, you just want something or someone to laugh at. On those counts, American Pie 2 is a rousing success.
Ward Triplett III - Kansas City Star
American Pie 2 is not really a movie. It's Universal Pictures playing host to its own frathouse party.
David Elliott - San Diego Union-Tribune
Delivers more of the original's warped humor, plus a glimpse into the now legendary band camp.
Jackie Potts - Citysearch
Doesn't have such a lame plot [as American Pie], or any other plot, for that matter.
Sean Means - Salt Lake Tribune
The lack of any girl power, or even any real girl presence, in AP2 contributes to a ratcheting up of the boys' piggy behavior as the film tries to out-do its own previous gross-out humor.
Todd R. Ramlow - PopMatters
Go ahead and have another slice of Pie.
Staci Layne Wilson - Fantastica Daily
What was passably cute the first time seems much more puerile and shrill here.
Cody Clark - Mr. Showbiz
The wafer-thin, hastily-baked American Pie 2 just doesn't measure up to the original.
Mary F. Pols - Contra Costa Times
The sequel raises more big laughs than you'd expect.
Frank Lovece - TV Guide's Movie Guide
This movie should've been called A Teenager's Guide to Getting Laid!
JoBlo - JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Most of the time, AP2 features a flat screenplay ... stilted cinematography and only a few good jokes.
Bob Longino - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Exactly what you'd expect -- an uninspired retread with a negligible plot.
Todd Anthony - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
One of the better sequels to come out in the last few years.
Eric Lurio - Greenwich Village Gazette
The new movie is just as funny as the first one.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
This and the first Pie maintain a consistently jolly, sex-positive tone. That counts for a lot.
Dave White - IFilm
With Pie 2, Biggs' Jim finally rises to the challenge of being the main character the first film desperately needed him to be.
Sean O'Connell - Eclipse Magazine
The bittersweet subtext of young people grappling with adulthood, and the recurring appearance of Eugene Levy as Biggs' hilariously 'with it' and oafishly understanding father, helps elevate it from the pack.
Duane Dudek - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
American Pie 2, bless its dopey, trashy heart, is sweet, without venturing into the saccharine.
Robert Wilonsky - New Times
Repeats too much from the original.
Gary Thompson - Philadelphia Daily News
"Pie" took a solid story and built in great laughs, "Pie2" takes big laughs and forces in some story.
Ross Anthony - Hollywood Report Card
Packed with juvenile gags that would barely pass muster in a fifth-grade boys bathroom.
Philip Booth - Orlando Weekly
It has all the essential ingredients -- same writer, same cast, same suburban Michigan setting -- but it's sour now, with the texture of soggy cardboard.
Glenn Lovell - San Jose Mercury News
Like the original, the gross and raunchy moments, though frequent, are less important than the movie's core sensibility, which is sweetly old-fashioned.
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
...the aforementioned world needs a sequel to Pie as badly as it needed Porky's 2: The Next Day.
Jon Popick - Planet Sick-Boy
Bob Bloom - Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Not since There's Something About Mary have I enjoyed such a perfect blend of heart and fart.
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
A wickedly humorous pastiche emphasizing the angst of teenage maleness.
Jeanne Aufmuth - Palo Alto Weekly
Feels like a compendium of the best episodes from an entire season of a raunchy cable sitcom.
Steve Rhodes - Internet Reviews
...the entire cast seems to have phoned in their parts, embarrassed to still be tethered to this pubescent rubbish...
Rob Blackwelder - SPLICEDWire
Screenwriter Adam Herz works with bodily discharges and fetishes the way a jazz musician handles melodies and instruments.
Dan Lybarger - Lawrence Journal-World
Clever and cheeky
Christopher Null - Filmcritic.com
Though predictably coarse, this picture is so good natured that we wish the characters good luck in finding true love.
Harvey S. Karten - Compuserve