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  • Summary: When Lou, who has become the "father of the Internet," is shot by an unknown assailant, Jacob and Nick fire up the time machine again to save their friend.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 31
  2. Negative: 19 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Feb 19, 2015
    70
    Boorish and crass, homophobic and misogynistic, the very definition of sloppy seconds — par for the course where the present generation of male-driven, R-rated, “Hangover”-aping franchise comedies are concerned. That it somehow manages to send you out of the theater feeling tickled rather than sullied may be a mystery as impenetrable as the cosmos.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Feb 19, 2015
    50
    Some of the gags are stupid-funny, others are just puerile, making for a hit-or-miss experience.
  3. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Feb 20, 2015
    50
    In the future, in the past, at all points along the space-time continuum, the Theory of the Teenage Male Mind throws everything out of whack.
  4. Reviewed by: Roger Moore
    Feb 18, 2015
    38
    The sequel is dominated by Rob Corddry, a fearless funnyman best taken in tiny doses. The doses aren’t tiny enough and the laughs are few and far between this time in the tub.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Nashawaty
    Feb 19, 2015
    25
    It’s a comedy that’s so witless and unfunny and shoddily made it makes "The Hangover 2" look like "The Godfather 2."
  6. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Feb 19, 2015
    25
    Josh Heald's script takes the easy way out, ending the film with a torrent of slapdash sentimentality.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Feb 19, 2015
    0
    This version of the time machine is more powerful — it’s made me go back and hate the original.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 12 out of 23
  1. May 9, 2015
    10
    So far the funniest movie I saw this year. I don't understand why there are a lot of negative reviews. I laugh so much that I almost pissed mySo far the funniest movie I saw this year. I don't understand why there are a lot of negative reviews. I laugh so much that I almost pissed my pants. It was a very great unique movie, without any of that comedy rust jokes. Very creative piece of material. Don't mind the negative reviews it is an animal comedy, if you like the first one you will love this sequel. Expand
  2. May 10, 2015
    9
    I'm pretty picky about movies, but I really think this one is underrated or reviewed by people who didn't actually see the whole thing. ItI'm pretty picky about movies, but I really think this one is underrated or reviewed by people who didn't actually see the whole thing. It had funny moments all throughout the film. Be cool and give this film and the actors a better rating. They did a great job! Expand
  3. Apr 15, 2015
    8
    yes it is true this another sequel to a movie that never even needed one, but if you go in and take this movie seriously you're going to haveyes it is true this another sequel to a movie that never even needed one, but if you go in and take this movie seriously you're going to have a bad time, just sit back and relax. i loved it. Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2015
    3
    Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is yet another uninspired comedy sequel that only happened because the first made money. You'll spend most of the timeHot Tub Time Machine 2 is yet another uninspired comedy sequel that only happened because the first made money. You'll spend most of the time thinking "why am I watching this ?."
    And that's coming from someone who likes time travel movies. There's also very little laughs and too many juvenile moments. While you know they ran out of ideas when Lou (Rob Corddry) and Nick (Craig Robinson) are pressured to have sex just like in the first film. This time though it's on a futuristic tv show.
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  5. May 13, 2015
    3
    Tough to say this but without straight man Cuzak from the first movie, this movie is off the railing pretty quick. Another demonstration thatTough to say this but without straight man Cuzak from the first movie, this movie is off the railing pretty quick. Another demonstration that sequels rarely work. As with the previous, I did like the flashback/reminising of the past-including the music and dress. But after 45 minutes, it was enough. Expand
  6. Feb 20, 2015
    2
    Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is one of the circles of h*ll just really painful to be in, unpleasant, and you want nothing more to get out. You’ll beHot Tub Time Machine 2 is one of the circles of h*ll just really painful to be in, unpleasant, and you want nothing more to get out. You’ll be asking yourself why are you here and what I did I do to deserve this. The sad part about this film is that some of the satire humor works and the cast is enjoyable to watch but all that is buried under all the stuff that doesn’t work. The story of the film lacks any heart and interesting ideas using time travel just for a ton of references to movies that are way better than this one; penis jokes along with other types of gross out humor; and scenes that revolting to watch. While sequels tend to suck the idea of going into the future could lead to some good satire but rather than explore that they just get lazy and do a bunch of laughs. I could criticize this film for ripping off Back to the Future Part II but those are too different genres and several gags in this film do work and had the film been smarter about its humor and hadn’t hit the lazy button it could’ve been entertaining. Instead this film does all the lazy tropes you’d expect of a terrible sequel. I would recommend avoiding this film at all costs. If you need to see this film either watch it illegally online or just wait for it to come out on DVD. You’ll hate it a lot less if you are watching it of your own free will and weren’t forced to see it in theaters like I was. If I had a hot tub I’d go back in time and make sure I never went and saw this movie or prevented it from being made. Expand
  7. Feb 28, 2015
    0
    I went to the theater to see a different movie but walked out of it because it was bad. I then decided to give HTTM2 a try despite its poorI went to the theater to see a different movie but walked out of it because it was bad. I then decided to give HTTM2 a try despite its poor reviews. It was much worse. I was the only person in the theater, and for good reason. I spent more time watching the previews than the movie.
    Movies can be crude but still funny but this one was gross and humorless.
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