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Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 39
  2. Negative: 11 out of 39

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Susannah Gora
    88
    In this sequel, as Elle uses her good-hearted pluck to work toward her goal, Witherspoon is a sheer delight, all charm and light and loveliness; you just want her to win.
  2. Elle fans will likely ignore the narrative shortcomings in favor of a well-loved character.
  3. Reviewed by: Kevin Carr
    80
    Has an underlying charm that drags its audience, kicking and screaming to have a good time.
  4. Elle dresses in shades of sorbet and dolls up her Chihuahua like a bantamweight drag queen, but by fighting the good fight she's also giving alpha girls and women their due, rescuing them from the magazine horror stories and the taint of Hillary.
  5. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    80
    We're talking fables, not reality, here, and this is a fine and merry one--"Ms. Woods Goes to Washington"--played to airy perfection by Reese Witherspoon and a light-on-its-feet cast.
  6. Takes the financially successful formula of "Legally Blonde," the Reese Witherspoon hit from two years ago, and does something unexpected. It fiddles with it, changes it and actually fixes it.
  7. 75
    Witherspoon is a professional, demanding we give ourselves over to her carbonated pluck.
  8. airily works not only because of Witherspoon and a game supporting cast...but because, with its bark-and-bite agenda wrapped in a blanket of laughs, has the sense to remember that, first and foremost, it's entertainment.
  9. 70
    An even sweeter and lighter whipped confection than "Legally Blonde," this hugely enjoyable sequel serves up a generous second helping of the ingredient that made the original such an irresistible hit.
  10. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    70
    The script here just doesn't have sufficient smarts to pull off Elle's political triumph. But Witherspoon again makes a valiant show of selling it.
  11. At once brasher and more frivolous, she's a lot less compelling fighting for the welfare of lab-test animals than she was crusading for her own dignity.
  12. Unlike other current D.C. types, Elle would never misplace or misidentify her own weapons of mass destruction. They're all in her wardrobe closet and makeup kit.
  13. 63
    Call it a victory for sincerity and style: Despite its familiarity, Blonde 2 doesn't make you want to pull out your hair by its (touched-up) roots.
User Score
4.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 42
  2. Negative: 23 out of 42
  1. AdamG.
    Sep 29, 2007
    0
    Literally the worst film I have ever seen, contrived artless rubbish.
  2. May 13, 2015
    3
    The humor material isn't funny there is nothing to laugh at, the jokes are cheap and flat, the only thing we laugh at in this movie is ReeseThe humor material isn't funny there is nothing to laugh at, the jokes are cheap and flat, the only thing we laugh at in this movie is Reese Witherspoon's character. The girl characters are stereotypical, the direction is god-awful and so as the script. Full Review »
  3. 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 actingThe 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 »