Metascore
23

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 17 out of 25
  1. 60
    The Godfather II of manwhore sequels, this improves upon the original in every way. Especially if you're drunk.
  2. 60
    As before, there are moments, when Schneider is turned loose to do his anything-goes, creepy-funny shtick, that are crudely inspired.
  3. Definitely merits its R rating with a fearless approach that will earn genuine laughs as it turns a few stomachs. Yes, a Rob Schneider movie that's funny. Strange but true.
  4. While sloppier than the sloppiest of seconds, is laudable in one important regard: Its obsession with the male body.
  5. Every bit as vulgar, sophomoric and thoroughly tasteless as 1999's Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo. But what is most annoying is the sequel's capability of inducing laughter even as one hates oneself for so easily succumbing to the total silliness of it all.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    50
    Amazingly, amidst the smutty silliness, there are some laughs.
  7. Director Mike Bigelow maintains a mercifully swift pace, and while the film's humor is deliberately as crass as humanly possible, it is not truly mean-spirited, even though Amsterdam is depicted as a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah.
  8. Reviewed by: Joshua Katzman
    50
    Penis jokes fly fast and furious, and while they're hit-or-miss they're occasionally very funny. Schneider always plays a variation of the same put-upon schlemiel, a formula that worked fine for, well, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd.
  9. You don't have to rise very high to get above the level of these gags.
  10. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    38
    In the worst scenes in Deuce Bigalow: European Bigalow, it's as if Schneider and Co. are straining to invent new taboos just so they can break them, a strategy that provokes more confused silence than laughter.
  11. 30
    What's perhaps most surprising about European Gigolo is its reactionary streak, exemplified by knee-jerk attacks on Europe's equally knee-jerk anti-Americanism. Then again, that seems fitting. The sequel functions as the ultimate Ugly American, good for a few cheap, vulgar laughs and nothing else.
  12. There is an essential meanness to the entire project, tapping the manipulative power of taunts. Such jokes don't jibe with the times, the culture.
  13. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    30
    Rude, crude and, uh, cosmopolitan, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo waves the flag for R-rated politically incorrect studio comedy but doesn't top the laugh ratio of the first Deuce misadventure.
  14. It's not Deuce's satisfied clientele, but the audience, that gets the shaft.
  15. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    25
    The director is first-timer Mike Bigelow. Nothing's paced or shaped for maximum payoff; the shooting and editing rhythms add only clutter and noise, and the slapstick is strictly of the skull-banging, ear-splitting variety.
  16. At times, "European Gigolo" feels more like an international incident than a movie.
  17. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    25
    Not to chastise the movie for simply being rude or crude -- since "The Wedding Crashers" proved that hormone-raging '80s throwbacks can still be harmless fun -- but this contemptible sex-com redux should be taken to task for how its infantilized yucks give license to entertaining closed-minded acceptances of very real human ugliness.
  18. 20
    This bare-bones plot is merely an excuse to string together a series of gross-out jokes involving bodily fluids, private parts, food and genetic deformities.
  19. 12
    If all the first "Deuce" had going for it was a regular-guy approach to over-the-top humor, that's completely absent in this follow-up.
  20. Speaking in my official capacity as a Pulitzer Prize winner, Mr. Schneider, your movie sucks.
  21. 0
    The way I see it, anyone who's made up his mind to see Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo deserves everything they've got coming to them, and with any luck, they might even enjoy the movie's willfully offensive gutter humor.
  22. 0
    A vile and laughless follow-up to Schneider's 1999 hit.
  23. Not content to merely be lowbrow and stupid – there's room in the world for lowbrow and stupid mass entertainment – the film is pushy and might actually cause chafing.
  24. Not that there are any actual jokes to be had. The film simply jumps to the punch lines, a non-stop barrage of crude dialogue and vulgar sight gags that passes as humor among adolescent boys. Who exactly is the audience for this R-rated film? The terminally immature?
  25. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    0
    It's an unimaginative, mean-spirited gross-out that forgot to bring the funny.
User Score
2.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 43
  2. Negative: 27 out of 43
  1. Nov 21, 2014
    1
    This movie is disgusting and almost never funny. I wasn't expecting some sort of witty masterpiece, but this movie doesn't even provide stupid laughs. Most of the time it's just completely flat. I can deal with underwhelming plots in comedies if the jokes are funny, but every time European Gigolo even bothers to come up with one, which isn't often, it is just plain disgusting. I'm not some sort of snob, but this movie was not any good. It will have you gagging, but not from laughter. Full Review »
  2. Nov 26, 2013
    1
    Some insightful parodies, hilarious routines, especially Norm McDonald's cameos, but yea it will keep us out of the IGASC (Intergalactic Association of Sentient Civilizations) like permanemty that kinda of makes you proud Full Review »
  3. Jul 31, 2013
    5
    You really need to turn your brain off for this one. Bigalow part 2 is packed with stereotypes, sex jokes and everything that resides at the bottom of the immaturity scale. Did we need a sequel? Nope. Nevertheless this film can be a lot of fun when you just want to turn off. Any films created by or featuring the friends of Adam Sandler get unjustified hatred. You won't care about the characters on display and the script uses too many dirty jokes to get by. A few scenes are cringeworthy and a few border on hilarious. A mixed bag when it comes to the audience recommended for the teenagers but everyone else may want to avoid European Gigolow. Full Review »