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The Rutles 2---Can't Buy Me Lunch Reviews

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½ March 24, 2015
not as funny or as clever/cheeky as first pic
May 29, 2014
The original was a classic, this one not so much.
December 2, 2011
As a die hard Rutle fan, and the creator of the Rutles Wiki, inwas very excited to see this film, thinking it would be a masterpiece. However, I was disappointed to find it ruined by an over amount of sex jokes, bad cameos, and poor scripting. It was hard to watch, let alone in one setting. In other words, this was a disappointing film. I really think that if it wasn't for a few keyless bad scenes, it would have been pretty good, but the bad scenes ruin it.
½ May 20, 2011
A cash-crop attempt for Eric Idle to use "unused" filming from the original to make a so-called compilation of odds and ends with the Pre-fab four. This only was a passable grade with the help of clever ad-libs from Carrie Fisher, Robin Williams, and David Bowie. The random celebrity interviews are what keeps this from sinking in the bottom of the barrel. Why thank you Eric Idle for wasting my time to rent this piece of antique junk.
January 24, 2011
This movie made me HATE Eric Idle. Why? Because when the Rutles recorded their reunion album in 1996, Eric refused to participate because he felt the joke had been done. Years later, he would swipe songs from that album, poorly match them with performance footage from the first film, and put out this turd without the involvement of other three Rutles. While the avalanche of celebrity cameos are fun, the reused footage becomes painful to sit through, and Eric's revisions to the Rutles backstory are pointless and serve no purpose but to piss all over the original (almost as if he was getting back at co-creator Neil Innes). Stick with the first movie, and ignore this one... it's a waste.
½ August 2, 2010
Nearly every joke is taken directly from the first. It'd honestly be better to watch the first one twice in a row than see this once.
February 5, 2009
I have not seen "All You Need Is Cash" yet. However, I really did enjoy this clever send-up of the Beatles, particularly the "interviews" of Steve Martin, Garry Shandling, Tom Hanks, and Billy Connelly
January 24, 2009
Pretty much a total rip-off. Pasted together from outtakes from the first film, plus out-of-place interviews and a few new scenes, this is nowhere near the sublime silliness of the first film.
September 30, 2008
This is called milking a great idea for a bit of extra cash. Silly Eric.
August 31, 2008
Mostly a rehash of clips from the first movie. However, the new interviews with Conan O'Brein, Robin Williams, and Steve Martin are worth seeing.
½ August 20, 2008
robin williams was great in the six seconds he was on screen but i think there was too much recap from the first one and not enough new material. the reporter's antics got really tiresome too. showing up in the wrong city and trying to talk around it can only go so far so many times...
½ August 6, 2008
I was very disappointed with this. Not only did it completely end up screwing up the plot from the original film, but it was basically a cheap clipshow, or less. Pass on this one.
½ May 18, 2008
It was like the same thing as the first one, only different? Kinda stupid.
½ April 5, 2008
Pretty much just the first movie
February 21, 2008
Dumb imitation of The Beatles.
½ December 23, 2007
a waste of time... really too bad considering the original was so great.
½ October 30, 2007
Yeah, it's pretty stupid compared to the first one; but it's fun to hear the likes of Salman Rushdie wax eloquently about a band that never was. For my money, Steve Martin and Catherine O'Hara dominate the movie (the former with all of three lines).
½ September 28, 2007
It's alright. I loved the O'brien and Bowie interviews.
September 20, 2007
Not as funny as the original, some funny parts and good songs though.
August 25, 2007
And yes indeed, the sequel does blow the first one way
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