|New Line Cinema | Release Date: June 11, 1999||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
For long stretches, the film is just as funny as the first -- which is saying something, since the first is one of the funniest comedies of the decade, the only film in years to truly infiltrate our communal language and sense of humor.
There is enough mirthful good will generated to justify even another sequel. May we suggest: "License to Shag," "You Only Shag Twice" or "Thundershag."
For now, there are enough big laughs and women in tight clothing to make this one of the best comedy sequels in recent memory and a worthy candidate for the smart, no-brainer comedy of the summer.
The Spy Who Shagged Me is impossible-to-resist summer fun that left me feeling, dare I say, randy for more? Oh, behave.
Myers has a singular talent for skit humor You can get away with an awful lot of gross, juvenile humor if you've got that to fall back on. [11 June 1999, Calendar, p.F-1]
The jokes fly so furiously that it'd be impossible for a single weak performance (Graham) to unravel this very funny film.
It all gets repetitive, and after about the halfway point, you get the feeling that Myers and Co. don't know where to go next, and are making it up as they go along.
Actually funnier than the first movie, but getting to those parts requires a little bit of patient mental fast-forwarding.
AP2 starts out bright and clever--shagnificent, we might almost say--before sinking into a swamp of shagnation.
I just really, really, really, don't like this movie, and I don't care who knows it.
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