Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 39
  2. Negative: 11 out of 39
  1. 38
    It's so gosh-darned darling it almost turns your stomach.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    The first one was silly fun, amusing and oddly inventive; the second is plodding, unfunny and almost cringe-worthy.
  3. When Elle Woods watches "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" for inspiration in the middle of Legally Blonde 2, you have to admire the nerve of the people who made this comedy: "Smith" is to LB2 what jumbo jets are to ultralight gliders. But nerve is all they've got.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    30
    "Legally Blonde" was a splashy, wide-screen near musical, a movie made in the spirit of Elle Woods herself. Legally Blonde 2 is Elle Woods' eulogy.
  5. No one is more blameworthy than Witherspoon...With her newfound clout and charm, she could make better films; instead, she strolls up to the audience standing in line at the ATM and demands we fork it over or else.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ansen
    30
    As adroit and charming as Witherspoon is--and she gives it her all--she cannot rise above the embarrassingly broad, witless material.
  7. Reviewed by: Teresa Wiltz
    30
    Flops where it should zing, trotting out cringe-worthy cliches and hoary plot contrivances and depicting femininity through a drag queen's funhouse mirror.
  8. A perfectly funny idea -- call it "Ms. Ditz Goes to Washington" -- that's never allowed to take on real comic life. I laughed exactly once.
  9. 25
    It is a cinematic abomination -- a source of embarrassment for everyone involved.
  10. 25
    Not since Rocky II has there been a more blatant attempt to recapitulate a box-office hit without adding any new attraction or appeal.
  11. One of the strongest arguments yet for making sequels illegal.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 66 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 41
  2. Negative: 22 out of 41
  1. AdamG.
    Sep 29, 2007
    0
    Literally the worst film I have ever seen, contrived artless rubbish.
  2. Jan 26, 2014
    5
    The first Legally Blonde was funny and entertaining, but the sequel is cheaply made and disorganized. The dialogue is forced and the acting isn't as good here. Full Review »
  3. Sep 1, 2012
    7
    Not as clever or as good as the first, but it still manages lots of fun, humor, and entertainment into it. Many will disagree, but what does that matter. A nice carefree movie. Full Review »