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My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Reviews

December 28, 2016
There is so much food, music, dancing and crying that you want to come out, at the end, and find a quiet place to watch paint dry. Unless, of course, you loved MBFGW1 and have spent 14 years waiting for MBFGW2.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 22, 2016
It manages to rehash the original, almost entirely, while lacking nearly all the things that made the first film, despite its flaws, compelling.
March 30, 2016
Predictable wackiness ensues, with Jones encouraging each cast member to go as broad and frantic as possible. Yet the film does tap into real-world anxieties many viewers will share.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 27, 2016
What we're left with is something that recalls Crocodile Dundee in L.A. - the misbegotten notion that bringing back characters long past their sell-by date is a good idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 25, 2016
Feels about as fresh as two-day old spanakopita.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2016
What once bubbled up from a sincere love of Greek family has now congealed into the all-too-familiar Hollywood tale of milking a cash cow until it cries for mercy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 25, 2016
Pass the baklava.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2016
It's a big fat Greek dud.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 25, 2016
Predictable, tired, formulaic, it makes up for its lack of originality with a bigger budget, louder jokes, louder costumes, and louder music.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 24, 2016
The sequel is a little like a bear hug from a beloved old relative - the embrace is too tight, the perfume is too strong, but ultimately it still leaves you feeling good inside.
March 24, 2016
Nia Vardalos delves into her seemingly endless supply of big crude Greek stereotypes for a sequel to one of the most cancerously patronising romantic comedies of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 24, 2016
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is as stale as last year's baklava, an attempt to cash in on the 2002 movie without updating some very old-fashioned tropes.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
March 24, 2016
This belated sequel turns out to be very heavy going.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 24, 2016
The movie has Andrea Martin, who returns as bossy Aunt Voula, sometimes dispensing her gonzo brand of sexual advice and sometimes confiding her list of bizarre medical curiosities. She alone may be worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
March 24, 2016
It's comforting to break bread in Vardalos' cheery Chicago enclave again, even if you're being served yesterday's dinner out of the microwave.
March 24, 2016
Vardalos is wonderful, and 88-year-old Michael Constantine casually pockets every scene he's in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 24, 2016
This unnecessary sequel reunites most of the cast from the 2002 indie sensation and then lazily recycles its narrative, score, themes, catchphrases, and sight gags almost beat for beat.
March 24, 2016
Old jokes and little plot, but the charming original cast almost compensates.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2016
Some elements are even broader while a couple, welcomely, are emotionally truer to life. If you appreciated the first movie's sweetness, then you'll likely be charmed enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2016
Those who loved the original should at least like the sequel, which remarkably has reunited all of the players from the oversized cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 24, 2016
It's too disposable a film to get especially huffy about, but the laziness of the writing and acting takes a creeping, spirit-sapping toll.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 24, 2016
With so many warmed-over jokes, you'd think that the delivery would at least be on point. But everything, including the timing, feels off.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 24, 2016
Jones has limited ideas about funny staging. His go-to move is mashing two to 10 people together into an awkward scrum, then cutting to Vardalos or Paris watching with wide-eyed discomfort.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 24, 2016
Even those who have spent the last 14 years pining for a sequel to "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" - by most accounts, the highest-grossing American romantic comedy - will rue that longing when they experience "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2."
March 24, 2016
Gags get piled upon gags with relentless frenzy and results that are overbearing rather than uproarious. You can rely on every character to behave the exactly the same way every time, regardless of the situation, and that way is usually obnoxious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 24, 2016
It's understandable that creator/writer Nia Vardalos would come back for seconds with "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" ... but 14 years later, this reunion of cuddly-but-tiresome stereotypes makes you wish she'd left well enough alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2016
The movie wheezes about, with actors offering spit takes (Vardalos) and getting hit in the head with volleyballs (Vardalos again). When those moments don't elicit laughs, you are left with awkward silences that just hang in the air. That happens a lot ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 24, 2016
Vardalos has created a community of characters and players so likable, it seems almost mean to criticize - like picking on one's own annoying but beloved relatives.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 23, 2016
I'm sure there are knowing smiles of recognition that are reserved here for people raised in traditional Greek families, but it's hard to feel like you're missing any of the jokes when every punch line is practically written out on cue cards.
March 23, 2016
In truth, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" is an excruciating grind, just scene after scene of people creating disturbance over tiny matters, fighting over nothing, and making Toula clean up after them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 23, 2016
Feels like you're watching an entire season of Modern Family in fast-forward
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 23, 2016
"My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2" is like baklava. It's light, sweet and nutty. But after indulging you might ask yourself, "Did I really need that?"
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2016
A tired and unnecessary retread that not even a healthy spritz of Windex can cure.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 22, 2016
All the plots are blah sitcom material, at best - and there's a reason why Vardalos' CBS spinoff, My Big Fat Greek Life, lasted all of seven episodes back in 2003.
March 22, 2016
It's a nice movie. Not a good one, or a well-made one, or a smart one, but a nice one.
March 21, 2016
Vardalos and Corbett display the relaxed romantic chemistry that made them so endearing to audiences in the first film.
March 21, 2016
This 14-years-later sequel is every bit as sitcom-ish and saccharine as its predecessor, but considerably less distinctive.
March 21, 2016
How about we push back from the table and go home? This may be Vardalos' all-you-can-eat Greek buffet, but you know what? This really is all I can eat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 21, 2016
It's sweet, just like the original movie. It was faint praise then, and it still is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5