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Deadpool 2 Reviews

March 21, 2019
Everything that you got in the first film, you get times three.
Top Critic
May 24, 2018
Deadpool 2 is an R-rated, potty-mouthed splatterfest and a funny one.
May 18, 2018
For all the impulsive flamboyance of Deadpool's patter, the liberating power of personal virtue, and the disinhibiting promise of second chances, "Deadpool 2" feels narrowly impersonal and oppressively unfree.
May 18, 2018
Just as Robert Downey, Jr. has become the definitive Iron Man, Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool. It's the role he was born to play and whenever he's on screen, the movie's inner classic shines forth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 18, 2018
All in all, I prefer a Marvel movie that doesn't take itself seriously, but the nonstop unseriousness of Deadpool 2 can wear you down, too.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 18, 2018
Instead of seeking to top the over-the-top antics of the first film, [both director and star are] content to simply groove with what they've already established and just have fun. The result is less exhausting and more entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
May 17, 2018
A little of Deadpool's incessant winkiness goes a long way, and by the time the movie was over, all I felt was sore.
May 17, 2018
The film's greatest asset is Reynolds, who in Deadpool finally found the role of his dreams.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 17, 2018
It's overstuffed, and essentially empty.
May 17, 2018
The star does his schtick and invites us in for a giggle but there's no weight to the character or to Reynolds's playing of him. He's like Robert Downey Jr. without the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 16, 2018
I hated the first Deadpool for its quippy smugness and ultra-violence. This one is still smug, quippy, violent. But some helpful mastermind has introduced wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 16, 2018
Despite lacking the freshness of 2016 feature, the sequel is funny, energetic, and determined not to take itself seriously (even when serious things happen).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 15, 2018
"Deadpool 2" is annoying and bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 15, 2018
It's a long movie and when its star isn't on screen and cracking wise, the boundary-pushing shocks and endless self-references wear thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 15, 2018
A least as funny as the original Deadpool, and better in virtually every other respect: better plot, better villains, a few unexpected narrative swerves, and, yes, at least one genuinely moving sequence.
May 15, 2018
The result feels a bit like a lavishly produced, superhero- and supervillain-stocked standup comedy special, with fight scenes, chases and explosions spliced into footage of the hero telling you about the wild couple of weeks he just had.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 15, 2018
It is a fairly brilliant sendup of comic-book action movies, as well as also being an excellent example of one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 15, 2018
Wants so badly to be something more interesting than it really is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 15, 2018
Rather than face its own moral incoherence, Deadpool 2 blinks.
May 15, 2018
Seriously subversive, seriously funny, seriously profane, occasionally even serious, Deadpool 2 is the best kind of cinematic entertainment. Seriously.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
May 15, 2018
It's Family Guy: The Movie.
May 14, 2018
Doesn't build on the first film, choosing instead to replay the greatest hits. If you're a fan of those hits, then you'll enjoy this encore, but anyone who wasn't amused by the first go-round isn't going to hop on board for this do-over.
May 14, 2018
The film's impulse to profess a knowing, snarky superiority can become painfully awkward.
May 14, 2018
The Deadpool movies occasionally push the bounds of taste, but they don't take real comedic risks. Viewed as more of an action-comedy, then, Deadpool 2 works passably well. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 14, 2018
Despite a tendency toward elephantitis in story and scope, not to mention blatant franchise pandering, Deadpool 2 still plays like the runt of the comic-book litter. We mean that as a compliment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 14, 2018
In two years, Deadpool has gone from the scrappy class clown to the annoying wiseass in the back of the room spewing crude insults to amuse himself.
May 14, 2018
Caustic and unexpected.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2018
A movie that feels scribbled in pencil crayon, drenched in Jolt cola and coated with the dust of a thousand discarded bags of Flamin' Hot Cheetos... As it is, Deadpool 2 is a film that is merely aggressively aggressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 14, 2018
Snappy, self-aware, fourth-wall-breaking lines like that flow fast and rarely miss their targets in the ensuing adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2018
Every cultural moment needs a smart-ass, and sometimes, you take what you can get.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 14, 2018
This ultra-violent sequel to one of the most successful R-rated movies of all time is often hilarious, but the skeleton holding it together can't really hold up its end of the bargain. For most people, though, that will be OK.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 14, 2018
Deadpool 2 makes a point of not taking itself too seriously, which can be harder than it looks. And if that works somewhat fitfully, the sequel delivers consistently enough to keep this colorful mercenary laughing all the way to the bank.
May 14, 2018
If the filmmakers were as self-reflexive as they pretend to be, they'd find a way to show that Deadpool's insides are becoming as charred as his face.
May 14, 2018
Where it surprises - and why it works so well - is how it balances an actually touching undercurrent alongside superhero subversiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2018
Saucy, overstuffed and very entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2018
Dizzy fun for a while, like eating Twinkies on a Gravitron. Eventually, though, it just wears you out.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 14, 2018
With its uncompromising commitment to gross-out injuries, nerdy pop culture in-jokes and inappropriate touching, Deadpool 2 was clearly made to cater to existing fans with every innuendo-filled moment...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 14, 2018
The eagerness of Deadpool to call out its own shortcomings earns this trash-talking franchise a lot of goodwill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2018
Unfortunately the new sequel... doesn't have enough of too much; less charitable viewers might even argue that it has too much of not enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 14, 2018
Wisecracking and fourth wall-breaking as ever.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 14, 2018
Deadpool 2 is, above all else, a lot of fun. Sometimes it maybe doesn't take itself seriously enough. But in a genre that takes itself so deadly seriously, this is like a breath of fresh air.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 14, 2018
Comes blazing out of the shoot, but dips in its second hour, like a stretched-out piece of taffy. Still, there is a lot left to like here, and Reynolds and company crank out better, more outrageous laughs than most pure comedies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 14, 2018
What drives this franchise is the same force that drives so much culture and politics right now: the self-pity of a white man with a relentless need to be the center of attention.
May 14, 2018
Reynolds, one of three credited writers, took more creative control with this sequel. That may sound like trouble, but the innate self-effacement built into the actor's breezy motormouth skill set apparently kept his better instincts at the fore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 14, 2018
With Reynolds' charismatic irreverence at its core, the pic moves from bloody mayhem to lewd comedy and back fluidly, occasionally even making room to go warm and mushy.
May 14, 2018
Deadpool 2 is kind of like that zany guy you met at a party once. Yeah, he was fun that first time out. But when you meet him again, he's just more of the same and that's ... boring.
May 14, 2018
Deadpool 2 is wicked, dark fun from start to finish, with some twisted and very funny special effects, cool production elements, terrific ensemble work -- and for dessert, perhaps the best end-credits "cookie" scene ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 14, 2018
In almost every respect, this sequel is an improvement on its 2016 predecessor: Sharper, grosser, more narratively coherent and funnier overall, with a few welcome new additions.
May 14, 2018
The perfect Avengers antidote.
May 14, 2018
The original "Deadpool" caught lightning in a bottle. The sequel sparks only intermittently.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 14, 2018
He's back and he's as hilarious, homicidal and outrageous as ever, although maybe a little mushier.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5