Zoolander 2 : Critic Reviews

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80
Time Out London
Mostly, Zoolander 2 hits the mark with style. Just don’t expect anything too deep.
60
Peter Bradshaw The Guardian
There are always some laughs to be had here, and Ben Stiller’s couture legend now has an endearingly muppety look.
60
Helen O'Hara The Telegraph
It’s fun to see Zoolander once more. It seems unlikely that the premise could ever sustain a third film, but if this is Derek’s swan song then he leaves amid a flurry of feathers and bustle – surely all a male model could wish for.
60
James Mottram Total Film
More Blue Steel than Magnum, this is a perfectly serviceable sequel, but dogged by repetition, it lacks the original's speed and sizzle.
42
Chris Nashawaty Entertainment Weekly
Zoolander No. 2 is embarrassing, lazy, and aggressively unfunny. The only good news is that at the pace the franchise is moving, we won’t get Zoolander 3 until 2030.
40
David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter
Sure, it's a kick to see Stiller and Wilson back in the shoes of these camera-ready cretins, but for every joke that sparks there are several that just lay there.
40
Tim Grierson Screen International
The stakes are higher, the action is bigger, the ambitions are grander, the jokes are appreciably less funny. Like many comedy sequels, Zoolander 2 supersizes everything in such a way that it’s that much more apparent how few of the jokes are connecting.
38
Roger Moore Movie Nation
A “high concept comedy” from the days when those were a thing, it’s basically a cacophony of cameos and random sight gags hurled at the viewer in a tsunami of haute couture hype.
25
Alonso Duralde TheWrap
There are no build-ups or pay-offs here, just a lot of random moments of people saying stupid stuff, and fashion people being gently lampooned.
20
Justin Chang Variety
The results may delight those who believe recycled gags and endless cameos to be the very essence of great screen comedy, but everyone else will likely recognize Stiller’s wannabe Magnum opus as a disappointment-slash-misfire, the orange mocha crappuccino of movie sequels.

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